Do not let the title fool you If you draw breath; you need to take this journey.
The lack of familiarity, with regard to dialysis, is frightening. Dialysis is all too serious an issue, a world devoid of judgments, and increasing in necessity. The general population is clueless, as to how close they themselves may be, to having a dialysis machine waiting for them. There is no warning; it strikes at will, despite financial status, ethnicity, gender, or religious beliefs. When dialysis knocks, it is swift, and rambunctious in its quest. Evading it is not an option, so embrace the teachings. Be a part of the dialysis world without experiencing it first hand, it is a gift.
Introducing you, and transporting you on this journey, is my attempt at shining a light, in hopes of moving you closer to where fate has led so many of us. Since the age of twelve, the Nephrology world has, and continues to have me tethered. I applaud the medical profession for their due diligence, but there is still a mighty hill to climb. Kidney disease, the world of dialysis, and every patient sitting in a dialysis chair at this very moment urge you to find out the facts about dialysis and kidney donation. The knowledge you walk away with could save your life, a loved one, or that of someone else. Altruism; when open-minded to education, you are apt to appreciate donations.