‘I have been doing this for a very long time’

'I've been doing this for a long time'
May 23, 2021 0 Comments

NEWTOWN — Each evening round 5 p.m., Thomas “TJ” Silkowski flips the TV on in his studio condominium, hooks himself as much as his dialysis machine and settles in for practically 10 hours of remedy.

He’s often alone, as a result of he doesn’t like different individuals coming into his small condominium, the place his private belongings and dialysis gear occupy the identical room.

“I don’t have lots of people come right here as a result of I’ve a small place, and it’s principally all dialysis. That’s all I do right here,” he mentioned. “It’s not like a cushty residence.”

The 45-year-old Newtown resident has been looking for a residing kidney donor for a minimum of eight years now, however his medical journey has been longer.

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