Hi fellow kidney sufferers, I was wondering if anybody knows what percentage of dialysis patients are unemployed and what percentage are in full time employment? My consultant sometimes asks me if I'm working although I don't feel well enough to hold down regular employment. I also do my own HHD 5 days a week and I feel drained when I'm finished. It also feels like unpaid work as I do the same as the nurses and renal technicians but because I do it voluntary they do not consider it as work! Maybe the NHS should give people who do their own dialysis some remuneration for the work they do or their carers, they would then probably regard it as work then! Just a thought, like to hear your comments on this issue of work.
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