In May of this year I learned that I have CKD, my GFR is 16, and told that I will likely be on dialysis within the next year and will need to be put on the transplant list. Suspect that I have chronic glomerulonephritis but can't be positive without a kidney biopsy, which is really difficult with no insurance. In fact having no health insurance has haulted most things at the moment, like getting the AV Fistula surgery for dialysis. But has prompted me to ask if nephrologists really can predict with any accuracy when dialysis will be needed? Please let me know if you have any wisdom.
Anemia is kicking my butt. I can hardly get through a shower. I am beyond physically tired. Thankful I work at a desk! Nephrologist ordered iron infusions, but again, no health insurance.