I Am On Dialysis

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    I was on dialysis 6 years ago. I got a transplant but it didn't work out to well. Since I have SLE the kidney never stood a chance. I was in the hospital for a month and I just got out 2 weeks ago. I went back into ESRD. According to my doctors and my transplant coordinators, I...
    poeticdiva poeticdiva
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2013

    I Just Wanna Be More Normal

    I'm 31 and have been on dialysis my whole life. With 2 short time frames when i had transplants. I am labeled as a non-compliant patient because I'm stubborn and tired of my health problems running my life. I'm not on the list because I've been down that road and it almost...
    Melmo8980 Melmo8980
    3 Responses Aug 30, 2011

    My Dialysis Story

    I got done in by IgA Nephritis, which is a mishap of the antibodies in the kidneys which, if left untreated, may shut them down. Me, being clueless, let them get shut down until I noticed I was getting high blood pressure. Now I'm doing dialysis in a clinic. I've considered doing...
    kilmore69 kilmore69
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 31, 2012

    On Dialysis Again!

    When I was 10 I was diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy and almost 23 years ago they told me it's a children's disease "you will grow out of it"! 14 years later I got very sick and kept being admitted into the hospital but what told my my kidney doctor that it wasn't my kidneys...
    tiffanysmom3301 tiffanysmom3301
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 23, 2013

    I will be going in for

    that later this afternoon. I have it three times a week, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Each dialysis treatment is 4 hours long. This is my second year on dialysis.
    QtieBaby QtieBaby
    26-30, F
    Mar 10

    Living Donor A+

    Good morning, My name is Roberto, I have 33 years and I am from Romania but I live in Spain. I have blood type, A2+ positive .. Height 1.80, weight 86 kg, I am healthy, with the analysis made in may 2011. With the result: Apt, clinical to donate. If you still need an Angel, can...
    LivingDonor79 LivingDonor79
    31-35, M
    Dec 9, 2012

    Since 6 Years

    It was a surprise. Not feeling well for months.Then on a friday afternoon, i got the message: End Stage Renal Disease.Same day two bags of blood and two days later fist dialysis. Since then I depend on it, but I am use to it.Stoped working after a year, couldnt any more. Life is...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 9, 2012

    Sinking In...

    I am 31 years old and Im a mom of two wonderful children. I was dignosed with esrd about 6 months ago. At first i was so scared about everything thats been hppening. I thought about my children and how Im going to take care of them. This life changing experience caused me to...
    swtdivine81 swtdivine81
    31-35, F
    Aug 13, 2013

    Aries Merritt just won bronze a World Champs

    and will have a kidney transplant. As a dialysis patient for the rest of my life I wish him well.
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    Aug 28, 2015

    My mum is on Peritoneal Dialysis (the bag)

    and ever since I've been on holiday break from school I had to do every single ******* bag. She does 5 bags a day, 4 greens and one purple. Because of this I miss out on social gatherings, hardly ever get to talk to my friends or hang out with them. She screams at me to get up...
    username3462 username3462
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 17, 2015

    2 1/2 Years

     I'm 27 and I've been on hemodialysis for two and a half years. I was born with only one kidney, and it finally failed primarily because of chronic, un diagnosed high blood pressure. I started out going to a dialysis centre three days a week, but after four months of that, I...
    ilovenxstage ilovenxstage
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Sep 9, 2009

    Welcome To China For Kidney Transplant. All The Cost Is 65000usd

    Welcome to China for kidney transplant. all the cost is 65000USD I come from Guangzhou China, Our major is organ transplant, and I hope our website can provide the transplant info for you. If you or your friends need to have a kidney transplant, please visit: http://maglog.jp...
    transplantinchina transplantinchina
    36-40, M
    Apr 23, 2011

    My kidneys have been on their way out

    for years, they finally quit and I am now on dialysis. Things are going ok, but feel so alone in the centre as I am forty years younger than most of the other patients. The nurses are lovely, and care so much. Thank you
    Cambiman Cambiman
    46-50, M
    Feb 9, 2014

    I Feel Like A Burden...

    I started hemodialysis at age 21. Polycystic Kidney Disease caused my kidneys to fail. I remember how scared I was in the beginning and how tough I acted after a couple of months. I used to laugh about it, because I knew people wouldn't like me if I behaved any differently. I...
    MerellD MerellD
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2012

    It Is Very Faster To Get A Kidney In China

    many people go to china for the surgery
    nihaoma102 nihaoma102
    1 Response Mar 22, 2011

    Today Was The Worst Yet.

    It was gap day, the three day gap and it had been hot, so it was very hard to control the liquid intake, I came in 8 pounds water heavy. Water is 8 pounds a gallon. They pulled a gallon of water out of me today. combined with the meds my blood pressure dropped to 80/60, I...
    xxorama xxorama
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Sep 18, 2012

    Urgent Urgent Urgent!

    The government is proposing to cut dialysis funding! 85% of dialysis patients rely on Medicare for there dialysis. The government is playing with our health. I understand that they need to cut funding, but this is what keeps us alive, we are not at a spa. Please take a moment and...
    tiffanysmom3301 tiffanysmom3301
    31-35, F
    Aug 29, 2013
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