I've been on peritoneal dialysis for 3 years. Feel pretty good. Work full time. On the transplant list. My Dr. tells me he has many patients on Peritoneal dialysis for 20 years or more. I chant and do shakubuku (the forceful practices of the Lotus Sutra) every day and I enjoy my wife, children and animals. The only thing, it is a pain in the ass to travel with so many bags of dialysate and the peritoneal dialysis machine. Pretty tough in a souped up camaro. Oh, and my life is so filled with the Treasures of the Heart that I can't contain my joy!