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Anxiety

Have any of you experienced panic attacks or anxiety while on dialysis.  Please share your story with me.  How did you cope?

 

8 responses to “Anxiety

  1. esther

    01/13/2011 at 4:00 pm

    I prayed and put all my faith in God. The doctors are instruments of God. I prayed for God to lead my doctors to do the best to care for me. FAITH is you greatest strength, not people. Trust in HIM (Jesus) who lived and died for you. He suffered a much greater pain on the cross than you or I Have or can suffer. Yet, he was willing to do this for us. He was persecuted for no wrong.
    I PRAYED lots when I sat in my dialysis chair. I always fell asleep and woke up trusting HIM. Believe me, I had many a trials. In the midst my world around me was crumbling apart and I was not in the physical shape to fix it. My daughter cheated on her husband and then they divoriced. She did many of stupid things during this time. A wonderful thing happened to my other daughter as she fell in love and got married. But as the mother of the bride I was not healthy enough to enjoy all the things I should and could have. So my dear I could have wallowed in my sorrow, but I turned them over to God. Once you turn them over you must remember not to take them back, just PRAY and trust them to God. In the end… It all works out. In March of 2010 I recieved my liver and kidney transplant. Although there are still some ups and downs with my kidney I am trusting it all to our LORD. My liver on the other hand is doing WONDERFUL! Blessings to you

     
    • harriet

      01/16/2011 at 3:28 pm

      You are so right in everything you say. I might add that when you fall asleep while praying, God works in your subconscious when you are totally free from worries and fears. You awake with His peace within you and your fears gone. He also answers your prayers then, maybe not the second you wake up, but in His time.
      I have had an anxiety disorder since 1976 and sometimes it takes over right then. But if I focus on Him, He reaches down into that pit of dispair and pulls me out. (Psalm 40: 1-5). So far, though, I have not had anxiety in the chair. God bless you and anyone else with this affliction. My prayers are with you.

       
  2. ISABEL

    06/25/2011 at 12:35 am

    HI IM PRETTY NEW TO ALL OF THIS MY KIDNEYS SHUT DOWN ON NOV. 14 OF LAST YEAR.MY BODY WENT INTO A SEIZURE AND WHEN I WOKE UP I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AND TOLD I HAD NO FUNCTION IN MY KIDNEYS CAUSE I HAD POLCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE. THE NEXT DAY I STARTED DIALYSIS. ALL OF THIS CHANGES YOUR WORLD SO YEAH I HAVE LITTLE ANXIETY .I THINK IT COMES FROM THE LOST OF CONTROL.BEFORE I MIGHT GET A PAIN I COULD DEAL WITH IT NOW IF MY LEG CRAMPS WHILE IM IN DIALYSIS I PANIC BECAUSE IM TIED TO A CHAIR.ITS ALOT WE GO THROUGH.

     
    • woundedhealer1

      01/06/2012 at 7:48 am

      Hello Isabel,

      Sorry for the late response… it’s been quite a rollercoaster for me. I read your comment and I must say I totally understand. I too really didn’t have time to digest this diease. I went to the doctors thinking I was just going to get a refill for my blood pressure meds and next thing I know I’m the hospital. It is a lot to deal with but what I can say is, it does get easier. Lets chat more whenever you’d like…

       
    • woundedhealer1

      11/19/2012 at 11:08 am

      how are things goin with you? Has dialysis been alittle easier since the last time you posted?

       
  3. Harriet Prince (@prince5909)

    11/21/2012 at 2:36 pm

    My kidneys failed acutely, too and I have understanding of what you went through. I learned in the hospital to be thankful for the opportunity to advocate for all kidney patients everywhere. I have been on dialysis for quite awhile now and am so thankful each morning that God has given me another day of life and more opportunities to stay active in the community of my fellow dialysi patients. You are in my prayers even before I knew you. Please keep those positive thoughts because they are what will carry you through. There are good days and bad days, to be sure, but everybody has them even when they are healthy. We need to educate the public and you are certainly doing that. Have a happy Thanksgiving and shout it out about the things that are closest to your heart. Many prayers and blessings to you, sister.

     
    • woundedhealer1

      11/22/2012 at 3:16 am

      Thank you for your comment. I also am a patiend advocate at my dialysis center. Keep up the good fight! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

       
  4. harrietprince

    11/22/2012 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you and I hope your Thanksgiving is going very well, too. I got to spend the day with my Mother, who has been very ill at 92 and my sister and her husband who are caretakers for her. It was wonderful and now I’m wondering how far off my diet I went and how much too much fluid I had. It sounds as if you are a real fighter and it is so good to hear. So many new dialysis patients come in with no idea what is happening and we really need to help them along the way.
    I’m looking forward to hearing more of what you have to say. Blessings.

     

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