Welcome Juniah! So sorry to hear another example of unnecessary trauma because healthcare is tied to employment. Hoping you get your transplant and all goes smoothly.
Welcome to IHD. You've had quite the rocky start but finally getting the Dialysis treatments you need to stay as health as possible. I hope you have gotten a method to keep the nausea controlled. Employers are a very Biased lot, not much is going to change until they are forced to. Huge attorney fees and settlements of court cases may be one of the few methods that people have to force many changes. PITA that it had to happen to you.Hope your future is better.Take Care,Charlie B53
Welcome, I'm from Alaska originally so the Seattle area is very familiar with me (and fishing/hatcheries). Seattle Children's Hospital got my Lupus under control in the early 1990s. My bother and his family is in Maple Falls just outside of Bellingham.I hope you are able to keep your health under control because that seems to help make this dialysis thing bearable. Also keep in mind unless you get a donor you are in for a fairly long wait for the transplant so getting used to dialysis is a must.
Welcome to IHD! I had my kidney tx done at UWMC over 5 years ago. I got my kidney from a live donor - a family member donated to me. We are related by marriage. That is quite the story in regards to your previous job. My mind works a lot differently than yours, though. I would make any employer who did that to me suffer and pay through the nose for discriminating against me. I did not choose my lot in life, I will not be made a victim of it. I have been lucky, though. My job was very accommodating when I was on dialysis and went through transplant.I look forward to seeing more of your posts here!KarenInWA
West Seattle checking in - which unit are you using? Welcome to IHD
I'm very glad to hear you have such a supportive family.You sound like a man with a plan, so we are all hoping that you get a transplant soon so that you can start your life over again.I imagine there would probably be some problem with being a vet while having to take immunosuppressants, but I would suppose that if you took care, you could do it. It would be interesting to hear what a transplant team would tell you.
Welcome to the site Juniah Take care, Cas
Welcome welcome!Glad to hear that you are feeling better and stronger now that you are on dialysis. Like you, I was deep into Stage 5 and barfing all the time before I actually started on the machine. Now at nearly nine months doing hemo, I feel better than I felt 2-3 years ago. Not perfect, by any means, but certainly better. It's been a pleasant surprise.Wishing you all sorts of luck as you settle in and pursue the xplant process.