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My story - 40 year old male - this week I visited my GP to collect what I thought was a routine series of tests. Turns out my kidney function numbers and blood pressure were through the roof. I have done a scan, and while the doctor did not want to say much about the results, he has written on my referral that I have kidney disease. Seeing the nephrologist on Tuesday.
I have been depressed and in a state of shock the past few days. I have a beautiful family including 2 young daughters who I could not bear to leave behind. It seems like the world is going on around me like usual, while mine is falling apart.
I am seeking information on the following points, it would be greatly appreciated.
a) How long have you managed to stay alive on dialysis? What things have helped you continue your life (e.g. diet). How have you avoided heart problems, which seem to stop many people.
b) Have you managed to work and maintain some kind of lifestyle while you are on dialysis?
c) How early can you get on the kidney donor register? Is it a simple process?
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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