My name is Eddie and 68 years old. I am a retired school teacher whose GFR went from 31 to 12 after 11 years. I want to prolong from having dialysis because I have so many things to do with my family. I am a nervous wreck right now because of all the negative stories I have heard, or read about some dialysis patients. I hope I am not just another "number" whenever I become a dialysis patient. Amen!