Hello Good People,
I am 67 and was told my eGFR has dropped to 30 and that I may need dialysis or a transplant soon. They are going to do an ultrasound to rule out a blockage.
I have had type II diabetes for over 20 years. I also have high blood pressure, and cardio vascular disease. My birth mother, whom I never met, passed away from a massive heart attack at age 63. She had diabetes also.
My adoptive dad died in 2012 after three in home dialysis treatments. I am pretty sure I don’t even want to try it. I am very concerned about being hooked up to any kind of machine for any length of time.
I am a former professional athlete who taught Karate for 30 years and I have had a great life. There’s nothing more to check off on my bucket list. I have always believed that people cling to life way too tight. Personally, I am prepared to let nature take her course, but I also have a wife and children who are both adults.
That being said, can anyone direct me to where I may read about other patients’ experiences with dialysis? A nurse friend told me that there have been great strides in the science but I am not finding anything to allay my suspicions.
Thank you, and God Bless!