Rosyati

Rosyati

I was only in my thirties when I was diagnosed with end stage renal failure. It was not easy to accept since I was young and at the peak of my career. My husband offered to donate his kidney to me then, but I refused. I could not bear to risk both our lives for a major operation given that our two daughters were still young.

I went on dialysis for 10 years and it was tough on my family. Throughout these years, they took turns to fetch me to and fro the dialysis centre. My daughters could not go out with their friends after school and there were times when my husband had to take urgent leave from work, just to take care of me. I was always feeling tired and I had to excuse myself from family gatherings even on special occasions like Hari Raya.

The decision for transplant came about when my husband offered to donate again. I did not want my family’s lifestyle to be restrained because of me . For them to have a better life, I accepted my husband’s offer.

After transplant, my husband and I recovered fast and well. My legs are no longer weak and I could attend family gatherings. We even took a family trip to Korea. I could not be more thankful to my family’s support, and especially to my husband, who has given me this new life.