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    I'm not sure if I would call myself "new". My husband went on hemodialysis in Sept 2016 and switched to In Home PD in February 2017. I can't get him to drink the water he needs to, or eat enough protein. At age 70, I had to go back to work full time in order to pay insurance premiums and bills and meds. We have no family members close enough to help out, so it all falls onto me and I'm becoming severely depressed. I don't know if this forum is the right place for this or not, but I need a place to vent or find emotional support and I have none. He has become verbally mean and hateful toward me and there are times that I don't even want to come home from work. It's definitely not a good situation and I just don't know where to turn or what to do.

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    Hi hialpine2, I'm so glad you reached out here as these forums are a great place to connect with others who may be going through similar experiences as you. It's often helpful to know you're not alone as being a caregiver can be overwhelming. Aside from gaining support in these forums, have you had a chance to speak with a local social worker? They can also be a great resource - for both you and your husband - and can provide ways to cope, manage the stress, etc.

    Wishing you and your husband the best! Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding the tools and resources offered through myDaVita!


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