Dialysis expectancy, like anything in the world depends on many variables, some of which you can not control: age, genes, gender, race etc, and others you can: daily care, treatment, helpful emotion etc.
Thereby, we only can provide some rough states for your reference.
The average lifetime of dialysis a 4.25years and the 10 year kidney dialysis lifespan is 23%.
The luckiest ones who are on dialysis live for about 20 years with this kidney replacement method.
As it goes that “if you live like no one else, you will live like no one else”, so I think why average people live with dialysis for the average lifespan (4.25years) is that the live choose the average treatment, average lifestyle and average emotion management. They choose “average” in front of the factors (related to their dialysis lifespan) that they can control. You choose to do “average” things, so you get average result.
If you do better in choosing treatment, lifestyle and mood control, surely you will get a better result, that is, you will become one of the best luckiest ones.
In a word, you will no get a right answer about the question of how long you will live with dialysis, no matter how many times you get bogged down with all the statistics. Actually, you are the only who can decide how long your dialysis expectancy will be. Ask yourself to do the best job in the following requirement and you will be the luckiest to live the longest lifespan with dialysis.
Talk to your doctors what kind of food should in your diet plan and what should not and follow your diet strictly.
Take conjunctive treatment instead of dialysis alone. Add the treatment which can improve your kidney functions instead of only delaying kidney aggravations into your dialysis treatment.
Optimize your mood management. Don’t care too much about the “average” lifespan of dialysis. Encourage yourself and tell yourself as follows: as long as I do my best in diet, conjunctive treatment and other health care, surely I will be the luckiest one to live the longest dialysis lifespan.
Therefore, do not spend your energy to worry when you may die. Try to spend your energy to take action to help yourself live longer with dialysis. If you need more help, please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org