Emotions Associated with Dialysis
Fear, anger, and sadness are very common when starting dialysis. Remember, you are not alone. There are millions of people living with dialysis and tens of thousands more who are healthcare professionals, all dedicated to helping you live your life to the fullest.
Talk to your Social Worker
Our social workers have the education and special training to help you and your family adjust to dialysis treatment and the lifestyle changes it may bring. They can provide counseling, emotional support and problem-solving, as well as help you find additional assistance when you need it
Join a local Support Group
There are numerous groups and organizations dedicated to helping dialysis patients live healthy and happy lives. Ask your Satellite social worker for a list of groups in your area. In addition, there are some excellent online communities which provide information, message boards and living tips.