“ I know when I was told I needed dialysis, I felt like my world would end. It was so helpful to have someone who has experienced it before to encourage me and let me know it would be alright.”
“Donating my kidney was the RIGHT thing to do. There was never any doubt as to what needed to be done. Showing God’s love and grace doesn’t mean it should be only to family and friends. He meant it for all people.”
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this program: to be able to speak with a mentor changed how I view my illness.”
“I just wanted to thank you for helping me realize how far I have come with facing ESRD. Your advice with addressing one obstacle at a time including moving forward with home peritoneal dialysis, getting my donor tested and having a transplant helped me to finally take control over my health instead of just relying on my medical team.”
“I would love it if a potential dialysis or transplant patient could be paired with someone that has lived through the same experience. It would be helpful to me, therapeutic to them and some of the burden would be lifted off of the doctor”
“I believe that my positive attitude and approach to life along with support from others would get me through this difficult phase of my life”
“I am a survivor of many hardships and numerous health problems including kidney failure. My strong positive attitude, desire to have a good quality of life and support from my wife and my medical team helped me through the process.”
“I created a bucket list of 20 items while in the hospital getting my transplant. I’m proud to say that eight months later I completed an item on my list – I climbed Mt. Whitney! “
“I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life, to give them back the time dialysis takes away from having a fuller and more active life.”
“The support from family, friends, medical professionals, and my faith is what helped me through the voyage with ESRD.”
Home Dialysis Blog
There are different types of treament for dialysis. One of them might be a good fit for your lifestyle and needs right now.
Options exist for more frequent dialysis, which can be offered in the patient’s home environment. This allows a patient much more flexibility with their lifestyle because they are not locked into going to a dialysis center three days a week, and it gives them the opportunity to stay working.
Die-alysis & “end-stage renal disease” sounds like it must be the end of your life. But, it doesn’t have to be.