Hi Kristina - I'm with you. I hope both of us will be lucky and be offered a transplant soon. To me it seems the current waitlist system is broken. The longer we are on the waitlist the more health problems develop. From what I've read on these boards sometimes people become so ill after long-term dialysis that they can no longer qualify for a transplant. It's heartbreaking. Hi jmintuck - I'm not holding my breath for an artificial kidney. I remember the first mechanical heart. You might want to consider applying for the transplant list now since you will probably have some years to wait once you get on the list before you are offered a kidney.
..................... If you sign up a few yeas down the road, your waitlist time will be backlisted to when you started dialysis.
That is still a big 'IF'. There are yet many medical conditions that can prevent listing.
Fortunately PD is working very well. They tell me I should have a great many years yet. NOT to worry.
Don't you just hate it when anyone tells you not to worry? You can't help but wonder what they are NOT telling you.