Cora, you dont know how much I appreciate your kind words. Male or not I cannot even talk to anyone about this right now without getting all teary eyed.
The worst part, my wife and I had planned on taking a cruise in December for our 40th anniversary.
I am going to be getting hemodialysis. I have been told by the kidney doctor that I would not be a candidate for PD.
My eldest daughter wants to be tested to see if she can donate a kidney. With all of my other health issues (heart disease for one) I do not know if I would be a candidate for a transplant or not. Haven't even discussed that yet.
The thing that strikes me as odd is they keep saying that my lab results are critical yet I see no real urgency to get me hooked up to a machine. I guess I just figured they would toss my fat butt in the hospital, put in the central port in the shoulder and start the treatments and while in the hospital do the fistulas. Guess not.
So thanks for the info. I will be asking more questions.