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Re: [IP] transplants



At 12:43 PM 6/2/02, you wrote:
>In a message dated 6/2/02 7:19:29 AM Pacific Daylight Time, email @ redacted
>writes:
>
>
> > Is it possible to stay on dialysis life long?  How long a life is that?  I
> > seem to remember reading in my health insurance information that they 
> would
> >
> > only cover dialysis for a set period of time.  If your lifetime is longer
> > than that, what are your options then?  I've always wondered about this.
> >
> > RoseLea
> >
>
>RoseLea I had a friend in the 80's who was 20 years on dialysis and he came
>down with lung cancer. He never smoked in his life. You never know!
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And when you are diagnosed with ESRD (end stage renal disease), you are 
automatically eligible for Medicare (at least I was at the tender age of 40).

David
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