Yesterday I had an appointment with my doctor and when I told him what my kidney specialist said, he rolled his eyes and said "I personally hate kidney specialists. They always paint the darkest and worst picture. Listen, I have dozens of patients who have the same kidney function as yours for years, they were all given the same gloom and doom scenario by their kidney specialist, and NOT ONE OF THEM HAS HAD TO GO ON DIALYSIS. And what is more, they've been going for years." Him I trust, that kidney specialist I don't. So now I feel better and far more optimistic about my situation.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all my wonderful friends who posted their support and encouragement when I posted my first blog - you can have no idea what a comfort and help you were to me. It's at times like these that we learn who our true friends are, and those who don't give a toss. It was a real eye opener - people I thought would've expressed concern didn't, and others I never would've expected to do so did! And I am profoundly grateful to those who cared enough to give me support and encouragement at a time when I so desperately needed it. With all my heart - THANK YOU.