Hi everyone. I'm a longer time reader, first time poster! I would appreciate hearing your experiences of starting dialysis. I have CKD stage 5 with a gfr of between 9-12. I also have anaemia which I am going to have a blood transfusion to try to help with this. My plan for dialysis is to have PD at home.
I have been feeling pretty awful now for a few months slowly getting more and symptoms. All the usual try this and that have been tried and haven't made a difference. I have now agreed with my consultant to have the catheter put into my tummy ready to start dialysis should I continue to feel awful. I am now quite nervous about the situation.
Basically, my question is does dialysis help make you feel better? Do you notice a difference?
I don't want to start dialysis if I am not going to feel a benefit from it.
Thanks everyone I would appreciate hearing about your experiences. ❤️