“Why do you not have an arterivenous fistula , that’s the stands of care . Why do you get dialysis with a catheter ”
I asked the somewhat attractive 50 some year old woman laying in the bed
” I don’t plan to stay on dialysis that long” she said without much emotions
“What do you mean ” I asked
Now her eyes teared.
“I been sick for 15 years . I don’t want to continue dialysis . I hate it ”
If she hates dialysis that much why start it in the first place.
She read the question in my eyes
“My parents are still alive. They are in their 90’s. I have to wait”
Now it all made sense .