When I was 21 I found out I had end stage kidney disease, and I’ve been on dialysis ever since. I’m now actively searching for a kidney donor.

Proof: https://m.imgur.com/mnlQSvD

Edit: sorry for not responding to everyone’s messages. I haven’t abandoned my post, but I’m using Reddit mobile and I didn’t get any notifications for my post.

Yes, I am wearing a dressing and my access line is covered.

Also, my blood type is O+. I’ll be responding to everyone’s comments tomorrow.

I’ve been seeing a lot of comments from people thinking I’m lying because my age was different in my original post. When I made the first AMA, I was 21, just about to turn 22. and im now 23. I was diagnosed at 21. And yes, I made a few other posts with typos and such so I deleted them, And I noticed I also replied to some comments saying I wrote the original post when I was 22 but I was actually 21.

I hope that clears things up and I’m sorry for the confusion.

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kaikemy1171 karma

I hope your wait is short and find relief soon.

What symptoms did you have initially? What prompted you to seek medical attention?

Toastwithme971 karma

Thank you!

I had an intense migraine for more than a week before I thought anything was wrong. I was living on my own and in college so I really had no idea I was sick. I was visiting my mom for reading week and I couldn’t stop throwing up so she forced me to go to the hospital. Initially, I didn’t want to go, but I’m glad I did because I had an emergency dialysis line put in and I was having dialysis done that night.

JazzWaves199 karma

What are your dreams outside of your unfortunate illness?

Toastwithme296 karma

I don’t know if I would call it a dream but once I get my transplant I’m definitely going back to school!

VESTINGboot143 karma

What is a common misconception about yourself and your condition OP?

Toastwithme320 karma

I think a lot of people don’t expect me to be as healthy as I actually am. If you saw me in person you wouldn’t be able to tell that I’m “sick”.

I don’t think people understand how much this disease can really change your life. Being on dialysis 3 days per week doesn’t give me much of a life outside of dialysis.