All tagged kidney donor needed
I wish more people understood that kidney disease is not always predictable. One can go from living a happy, healthy life to being dependent on others for your care. I would like to be working, but find that many businesses do not want to hire someone who has only four days a week available. Also, there are days when the tiredness and weakness that I experience after dialysis make it impossible to do even simple tasks.
Kidney failure and dialysis are very difficult things to overcome. I am definitely afraid of dying at such a young age. My life has changed so much with the little amount of freedom I have to live a normal life. I need some help finding a donor. I have tried literally everything.
Kidney disease has changed my life in both good and bad ways. I am now more thankful for the little things in life. I cherish every moment and try to live my life to the fullest everyday regardless of this disease. My biggest fear with this disease is not being able to accomplish my goals.
On days of dialysis, I am unable to do anything. The dialysis treatment that keeps me alive also makes life arduous. I am also caretaker for my profoundly disabled sister so it's not just my life but hers as well that is affected.
Jason has Polycystic Kidney Disease. He is a father to 6 children. Dialysis and kidney disease are a big part of the Lewis family. Jason, his wife and mother all work in dialysis. They are hoping and praying for someone to be their family's hero and living donor to Jason.
My arm is a symbol of life, hope and strength. Through this pain I'm thankful for being alive. This ain't an easy route in life, but each day you just live through it. Us dialysis peeps live for hope...hope for a new gift in life. Hope for a match. Hope to live longer days. We go through this every week as we stand as warriors, fighters, and superheroes. Our access is our cape, and even when sick we still fight everyday to stay alive. Confidence is to show this arm and to share how a fighter fights for life.
I wish more realized that kidney failure can happen to you too. Please educate yourself before making opinions and judgements. Dialysis can be overwhelming emotionally and physically so if you know someone going through this please watch your words and actions towards them.