Rishabid,who lives in India, shares his story:
My family was informed of gravity of the situation and told that I must be immediately put on dialysis and should target for a transplant. I remained on dialysis for about two months, until I underwent the transplant procedure.
Prior to being diagnosed with kidney disease, my life was synonymous to merely breathing. For many years, I had a lot of symptoms, such as constant back ache, body pains, nausea, lack of appetite, fatigue, recurring fever, bone disease, recurring nasal infections, burning in my urinary tract. My very existence was excruciatingly painful for me and doing things such as waking up, getting out of bed, getting to college on time, climbing stairs, etc. posed a huge challenge. Life was a struggle for me.
So when I was finally diagnosed with CKD5, I was glad that doctor had been able to determine the underlying cause of all the symptoms. I could finally get a treatment and live a normal life.
I refused to get a transplant immediately after being diagnosed, even
though I had a donor with a match, because I was in mid-semester of my law
school and didn’t want to jeopardize my final exams. So, I remained on
dialysis temporarily until I could take my final exams. Then I got
the transplant. My sister donated her kidney to me.
It has been six months since the transplant now and life is a bliss.
I am really happy and I feel so good and I can finally enjoy a normal
life. This transplant has truly been the best thing that could have
happened to me. I feel great like I’ve never felt before. Looking
forward to the life ahead of me.