An encouraging group of supporters can help you stay positive and feel healthier—that’s why it’s time to queue up a support network that will help you fit kidney disease treatments into your life. From your family and friends to your co-workers and healthcare team, it’s vital that you surround yourself with people who can lend a helping hand and a sympathetic ear.
Tell your family, friends and employer about your condition and the potential need for dialysis. Letting those who are close to you know that you need their support can make a difference in your decision to work.
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Nearly 50 percent of what people remember from doctor visits is recalled incorrectly. Bring a friend or family member to take notes and ask questions.
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You are not alone—many others have gone through a similar experience. Consider joining myDaVita.com and talk with other people like you in the community about working with kidney disease.
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This site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a physician.
Please check with a physician if you need a diagnosis and/or for treatments as well as information regarding your specific condition. If you are experiencing urgent medical conditions, call 9-1-1