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Thread #158428   Message #3746979
Posted By: ChanteyLass
27-Oct-15 - 09:17 PM
Thread Name: BS: Dialysis, a step into the unknown.
Subject: RE: BS: Dialysis, a step into the unknown.
I had a friend who did home dialysis almost 10 years ago. Supplies were shipped to her door regularly. Every night she hooked herself up, and every morning she detached herself. She chose that instead of hospital dialysis. I don't know if you are a candidate for that, and I don't know if I would have chosen it. When she started dialysis, her name was put on the kidney transplant list. Two months later she got the call that there was a kidney for her. It was a "perfect match," so her body was less likely to reject than any of the people higher on the list. A rejected kidney saves no one. The transplant was successful and she lived another 8 years. So keep your hopes up!