Cojo says he's surprised that he can deal with the dialysis. "I fought it so strenuously," he says. "I've been going to kidney doctors for the last year and I would see in the waiting room the dark part of dialysis—sick people hunched over in wheelchairs. ... Now that I faced it, this is the other face of dialysis and I'm kind of proud of that, too, that you can function."
Oprah: What will you do, though, if you don't get a kidney? Is there a time limit to how long your body can go on?
Cojo: People have told me they've been on dialysis for 25 years, 30 years. ... [But] I know I'm going to get a kidney. I'm saying that right here, right now. There's no other way. It's going to happen.