Dialysis and Disability

By MrsCDogg Latest Reply 2018-03-24 04:03:34 -0500
Started 2018-03-07 21:48:57 -0600

So, I had my first dialysis on December 22. It all went well until it didn't. My fistula stopped working and they weren't able to canulate me at all. I had a perma cath placed and they used that for dialysis and that went great. The surgeon re did my fistula and we are now using that for dialysis and it is working perfectly. I'm scheduled to have my perma cath removed near the end of April. Keeping my fingers crossed that the fistula continues to function well.
I got an attorney who specializes in disability cases and applied in December. I was shocked to find out that I was approved without much fuss. My husband applied for disability nearly two years ago and is still not approved.
I'm not feeling better but I'm still here. I can deal with it.

3 replies

10XGramsX10 2018-03-24 04:03:34 -0500 Report

Are you on a transplant list? MY brother donated his kidney to me after I did dialysis for over three years. What a blessing! I have had it for nine yrs.. I'll be praying for you♡

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-03-17 22:18:02 -0500 Report

Hi MrsCDogg, nice to hear from you. I am sorry you have had so much trouble in getting your dialysis routine underway. I hope you have an easier time ahead. Good to hear you got your disability so quickly. I so often have clients who are dealing with same problems your husband is, it can be a long and frustrating process. Please keep us posted on how you're doing!

suecsdy 2018-03-12 13:01:43 -0500 Report

I'm sorry that you're having to go through all this, but it's good to know that they were able to get things working for you. I'll send you some positive thoughts and prayers that everything will continue to be well for you and you'll be able to have the perma-cath removed. Can I ask how long you've been dealing with kidney disease? It's ok if you don't want to say. Less than 5 mos after the diabetes dx, I was told about the kidney disease. From GO to stage 3 in 5 mos. So far I'm holding steady, but the threat is always there. I just handle it better these days.
Transplant is a scary thought. I pray that you will have the strength you need to deal with this. Be well and take care.

MrsCDogg 2018-03-15 17:40:40 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2000 at the age of 39. I was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2014. Then in early 2017 I was told that dialysis was in my future and had the first fistula in May of 2017.

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