What if I am struggling to cope?
It is normal to feel anger, despair, fear and other negative emotions during the journey of kidney disease diagnosis and treatment. These feelings usually improve with time. If the impact of kidney disesase treatments and the changes to your lifestyle are overwhelming you, then it is important that you talk to someone.
The nurses, social worker or doctor at your kidney unit are the best place to start. Social workers are employed kidney units to provide professional councelling to patients and their family members. They are very familiar with the issues you are experiencing. There is no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed or to suffer in silence.