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CONTENTS













        3          FOREWORD

                   By Dr Siobhan McHale


        4          CHAPTER 1


                   Common reactions
                   to diagnosis
        6          CHAPTER 2


                   Becoming a self-manager


        11         CHAPTER 3


                   Communicating with
                   your healthcare team
        13         CHAPTER 4


                   The impact on families


        15         CHAPTER 5                                  22         CHAPTER 9

                   Talking to my

                   children/grandchildren                                Stress and anxiety
        17         CHAPTER 6                                  26         CHAPTER 10

                   Fatigue
                                                                         How do I ask my family or
                                                                         friends for a kidney?
        18         CHAPTER 7                                  29         CHAPTER 11


                                                                         Adjusting to life with a
                   Body image
                                                                         kidney transplant
        20         CHAPTER 8                                  32         CHAPTER 12


                   Sexuality
                                                                         Dialysis or no dialysis












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