This phase is during a time when you make your choice for a treatment type and get use to your new routine. During this phase, you’re catching your breath and looking around to see what effect ESRD and its treatment will have your life. You want to know how it’ll affect your family, friends, employment and overall health. Just like Phase 1, each of these pieces in this adjustment phase will be broken into parts. This lets you read it at your own speed and go to the information that is most important that is most important to you at this time.
Phase 1 is described as being similar to when you’re on a road trip and your car’s gas tank is getting close to empty…you start looking at the road map and street signs to find a gas station when you need it. Phase 2 is like finding a gas station, stopping to fill up and beginning the trip. The AAKP Patient Plan is your road map as you continue your journey with ESRD.
Remember, you are not alone on this trip; there are many people who will help you along the way.