Chronic renal failure usually develops over a long period of time. This gives the patient and their families and support network the opportunity to prepare for it.
Once the diagnosis is established, many patients do not get immediately transplanted; they need dialysis treatment and medication. It is important to choose a type of dialysis treatment that corresponds best with your own medical and personal needs. In addition, the patients and their relatives and friends have to get used to this new situation. Life with CKD (chronic kidney disease) can be as satisfying as for a healthy person — it comes down to how the patient and their supporters approach the disease and the treatment.