My wife was really terrified when she started researching dialysis and it is not as bad as they say. Most of the number you are going to see are because people doing dialysis are older often very old. Many others are diabetic for some reason it kills off the kidneys. I have the same disease Gary Coleman had and like him had kidney failure early in life. If you are also having kidney failure early in life you probably have a good prognosis. I went to two units one was Fresenius Dialysis and I try to forget the other one. I saw a lot of people die in my eight month on dialysis but many were people late in life that had kidney failure due to other long standing medical problems. Dialysis for me was like walking hand in hand with Death and when I said can you help me out he says no.
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