Any chronic illness, like kidney disease, affects not only the physical wellbeing of an individual but also impacts the psychological and social state. While the physical illness is given its due importance by the healthcare team, as well as caregivers and society at large, the psychosocial aspects sometimes take a backseat, although it is also very important.
Kidney disease and dialysis can be very stressful, both physically and psychologically. There is no right or wrong way to feel, and it can sometimes take a long time to get used to life with kidney disease. But what if kidney disease was a part of your life since birth and then one day you got a kidney transplant? What will be the new normal life and how does this journey feel?
The Kidney Foundation of Canada is organizing a webinar during which Dr. Gavril Hercz, a practicing nephrologist with a specialty in the psychosocial impact of chronic illness, will converse with Ms. Ida Aspro, who was born with kidney disease and later on went into kidney failure. She was on dialysis, both in the hospital and at home, for almost 7 years. However, in 2018 she received a new ray of hope in the form of a kidney provided by an anonymous donor. She now enjoys a noticeably different life.
The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 11th, 2019, at 3:00 PM EST. To register in advance, you can click on the link below.