I have been diagnosed with stage 5 kidney disease. Had an ultrasound today; don't have any results. Scheduled for a double biopsy next week. I'm scared. My doctor says probably dialysis is on the horizon. He doesn't think I have cancer, but thinks the kidneys are diseased and malfunctioning. I've gone from stage 3 to 5 in 6 weeks. I was in stage 3 for about two years. I also have a pacemaker, rods in my back and a hip that has been replaced twice (Depuy hip first time). I had intestinal bypass 36 years ago and lost 180 pounds. I'm at 150. If anybody has encouraging remarks, now is the time to share them with me. Blessings to all. I just joined this forum.