Talking about Having Kidney Disease
Living with kidney disease can be an adjustment. You’ve had to learn many new things. The same goes for those around you.
When and Who to Tell
The choice is yours. Start with one person or share in a small group. Whatever you choose, be ready to answer questions. In fact, encourage your loved ones to ask. The more they understand, the better they’ll be able to give you the support you need.
Express How You’re Feeling
Celebrate your good days, but don’t be afraid to let people know when you’re not feeling well or feeling down. You may find it a bit easier to get through the low moments when you let your emotions out.
Don’t Let Managing Kidney Disease Take Over
Make sure you find time to do things you love as well as juggling the extra work of living with a chronic disease. Keep active and find ways to spend time with people you enjoy.
Sharing your thoughts and your emotions. Visiting with friends and family. Finding time to do what you love. All these things can boost your mood and build up your team of cheerleaders as you focus on living the healthiest, happiest life possible.