Testimonials

Elizabeth Sweet
Dialysis Patient, South Shore Dialysis Center

“With this disease, I can still go places and stay busy…it doesn’t stop me from doing anything I want to do.”

1C-resizedWhen someone first hears the words dialysis treatment, their first reaction is to feel down and helpless. This was the case with Elizabeth Sweet.  “I was very sick when I first went on dialysis; I was depressed, and I didn’t understand what was going on.  I just went for dialysis treatment, then went home.”

That was five years ago.  Since then, Elizabeth has taken control of her life, and her dialysis treatment.  She goes to dialysis conventions, reads everything she can on kidney disease and spends time with the team at South Shore Dialysis Center.  “They make it easier to go through dialysis.  We talk about food, what’s going on in the world and what’s happening with me and my dialysis.  We laugh a lot, and that makes a big difference.”

Elizabeth, who is 70, enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, her sister and friends.  ”I am doing something every weekend.  I go out to dinner with my son on Saturdays, and sometime we go to New York City to see a play.  I love to travel, and I’ve been to Denver and Las Vegas while I’ve been on dialysis.”

Our philosophy at South Shore Dialysis Center is to provide more than quality care.  We give our patients hope, and show them how they can live a healthy life on dialysis.  ”With this disease, I can still go places and stay busy.  I need my rest, but dialysis doesn’t stop me from doing anything I want to do.”