Table of Contents

Dialysis misperceptions versus realities.
A visit to the suds factory : demystifying the machines and tubes.
Dialysis options : choosing what works best for you.
The decision to pursue a transplant.
The "K-Team" : working with dialysis professionals.
Dealing with emotions: the psychological impact of dialysis.
The impact of dialysis on interpersonal relationships : love, sex, family, and friendship.
Work and financial implications of being on dialysis.
Adapting to the dialysis diet, curbing liquids, and embracing exercise.
Traveling and planning for emergencies while on dialysis : taking a leap of faith.