I was developed kidneys failure before 2002(first diagnosed was stage 2). Kidneys are like household water filter. When they were expired. They are unrepairable. Kidneys slowly decline from stage 2 to stage 5(final). I started dialysis since 2015. I have been working in electronic field. Then I developed neuropathy legs and left hand. Now I have only one right hand usable to put food in the mouth. Since my job was aerospace engineer, use only one hand was very hard. I had to built the projects. Used only right hand was tough to picked up electronic components, trim the wires and cut the wires. Company end up let me go little before Covid-19 spread. Now I owed dialysis clinic for treatments co pay fee and all the bills. I don't have EDD any more little survive with SSDI little above 1K.
I thought it was ok to have organs numbness but it was not. I don't have feedback from legs and left hand, easy to get cut without knowing. I noticed bleeding was longer than usual. Sometimes I will have Phantom limb pain( pain without causing). I won't know when it will happen. Pain can happen anytime. I have no family to support. When I fell only my old mom came to look. She can't/won't help me just look until I can get up by myself. I easily to fall because legs has no feedback and low blood pressure. I only have right hand usable at this point to put food in my mouth. Now right hand also showed sign of neuropathy, started to numb in middle finger area. If I lose last hand, I guess I have to eat the way dogs eating. Or when that time comes, I don't have any food to eat because not enough income.
When doing dialysis, fluid removing from blood the most. Fluid in muscle will slowly move into blood causing muscle cramps. Blood became thickening. Heart works harder to pump. I have to carry nitroglycerin on my neck all the time because chest pain. After treatment neuropathy pain was severe.
Food, I have to followed Renal Diet guide lines. I can't eat what are good for most people. Because there are potassium and phosphorus contain it them. Potassium will stop the heart. Phosphorus will break the bones.