Hi! I'm merrianne11 and am new here. I've just begun dialysis as of today and don't know if it's going to be temporary or permanent. Doctor just says "we'll see". My kidneys are damaged due to chronic, frequent kidney stones, about 5mm every 2 to 3 weeks for 2 years. It's been a strange road but my hope is that this is only temporary, that my kidneys will heal if the stones stop. I understand that this situation is rather unusual? Has anyone else experienced the same? And does anyone have any information as to just how expensive the dialysis will turn out to be? I can't seem to get any straight answers from medical staff so growing quite worried. I'm unable to keep up the cost for too long. Please share your experiences with me as I'm new and not getting much outside personal experiences with others. I would appreciate the sharing of your experiences and valuable wisdom regarding kidney disease and dialysis, though I'm very sorry we had to "meet" this way.