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Last year at Christmas time, I wrote about my experiences of sudden kidney and heart failure earlier last year and living on dialysis. While I was grateful to have survived this experience, my life changed completely. I felt exhausted nearly all of the time and was restricted in what I could drink and eat and where I could go.

At the beginning of this year I was pessimistic about returning to my old life any time soon. But then I was extremely fortunate to be given the opportunity to learn to do haemodialysis at home. I was the first patient…

Alex Taylor

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