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For Patients

Happy familyThere is no question that things change when dialysis becomes part of your life. These changes can be large or small, short or long-term. Some changes may bring you and your family closer and help everyone see what is really important. Others may cause stress and friction between loved ones. Roles, responsibilities and routines may need to shift. It’s not “business as usual,” but it doesn’t have to be negative.

Communicating honestly with your family will help everyone cope better. Tell them how you feel. Listen to how they feel. As with any chronic disease, you will have good days and bad days. Communication is an important step to helping you and your family stay connected so you can adjust to the changes that occur. Your social worker can help you and your family throughout your journey with kidney disease.