Adjusting to Dialysis

Coping with kidney failure and adjusting to dialysis is a highly stressful time. Whether you’re new to dialysis – or comfortably settled into the dialysis regime – you can all relate to the fact that life seldom takes you on a straight path. You can expect some ups and downs. These may be related to your health; the strain of travelling to dialysis 3 times a week or pressures of doing your treatments at home; the challenge of keeping up with family and household responsibilities; changes in life circumstances; financial pressures or conflict in your family/personal relationships – and this list is by no means exhaustive.

"I lost my kidneys as a result of a motorcycle accident"

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You have a team of health care professionals to support you through your dialysis, including: nephrologists, nursing professionals, dieticians, social workers, pharmacists and physiotherapists. At any point you can access members of your inter-professional team. For more information please click on the links or ask your nursing staff for more information.

We have compiled information that you may find helpful throughout your dialysis journey.

"You've got to get on with your life"

"Dialysis made me feel better and I got my life back"


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