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KEEP UP INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

        As much as possible, keep up your normal routines, interests and activities such as socialising, going for
        walks, visiting friends, fulfilling family obligations and relaxing. See yourself as a whole person with values,
        interests and passions, not just someone who has CKD.




        SEEK SUPPORT

        There are support networks available
                                                                         Creeslough
        for you besides your network of                                      Letterkenny
        health professionals.
                                                                                 Lifford
                                                                           Donegal      NORTHERN IRELAND
                                                                       Ardara
        The Irish Kidney Association has                                 Donegal
        branches in every county which offer
        support and it would be beneficial to
                                                                        Leitrim
                                                                      Sligo
        join. It is often helpful to know that                                           Monaghan
                                                    Bangor Erris                         Monaghan
        others share and understand your                 Ballina  Sligo
        situation.                                                                     Cavan     Dundalk
                                                     Mayo
                                                                            Carrick on Shannon
                                                             Charlestown
                                                                                     Cavan
                                                          Castlebar                               Louth
                                                       Westport
                                                                                                  Drogheda
        You can also ask a member of your                   Claremorris  Roscommon  Longford  Meath
                                                                       Roscommon                 Navan
        healthcare team to give you                                          Longford                Dublin
                                                                                       Mullingar  Trim  North
                                                                 Tuam
        suggestions as to other support        Clifden
                                                                          Athlone  Westmeath
        groups or networks in your local
                                                              Galway                Tullamore
        community. Seek support from                               Galway      Offaly         Naas
        family and friends who can help                                              Port Laoise  Kildare
                                                                                                      Wicklow
        out with practical issues or can                  Ennistymon            Roscrea  Laois
                                                                                   Durrow
                                                            Ennis
        provide emotional support by                            Clare    Nenagh              Carlow  Arklow
        listening.                                  Kilkee           Limerick  Tipperary  Kilkenny  Carlow
                                                             Limerick      Tipperary  Kilkenny  Wexford
           Seek support                                                     Cahir  Clonmel      Wexford
             from family                            Tralee      Mallow  Fermoy  Waterford Tramore  Rosslare
                                                                                       Waterford
          and friends who                         Killarney                   Dungarvan
                                                   Kerry
          can help out with                          Kenmare   Macroom  Cork  Cork  Youghal

                practical                              Bantry
                  issues








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