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I just wonder how other partners / patients have got on.
My wife was diagnosed with 4th Stage kidney failure just over 2 years or so ago and is now on peritoneal dialysis. She seems to be coping well but has lost a lot of weight (nothing new very common).
Two large side effects of her kidney failure is:-
1. Prolapsed womb most likely coupled to the weight loss and GP is aware I have nagged her once or twice to keep an eye on it and don't leave it. I don't think she needs anymore complications but I DO UNDERSTAND SHE DOESN'T WANT DOCTORS POKING AROUND ANYMORE THAN NEEDS BE EITHER!
2. Complete loss of libido! this isn't just my issue! She's well aware and was concerned enough a while ago for us to have a heart to heart. One nurse actually broached the subject sadly she's moved on before we could discuss it. Yes we do not now have sex and sometimes a quick peck is pushing it!
luckily we didn't build our relationship on sex originally and our bond is stronger than that. However she did suggest of meeting other people as long as she wasn't aware! It isn't the way I would like to go of course.
This side effect is a tough one and I think I need to go back and have a heart to heart with the GP and see what she says.
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