My wife started dialysis in 2002 when she also found that she was born with one kidney. After being on dialysis for two years her dearest friend started the process of being tested and was accepted as a suitable live donor.
The transplant was successful but the kidney was rejected after about six months. After the kidney was removed she was on dialysis for another three years. She received another transplant from an unknown donor in Queensland.
This kidney lasted about nine months until it too rejected and lead to her death in 2010. During her time on dialysis we both managed to travel overseas and get treatment while we were on holidays.
Even though my wife died it was the skill and dedication of the hospital staff that kept her going for as long as she did. Please become an organ donor.