My introduction to kidney failure began more that 3o years ago. I applied for disability insurance and was denied because protein showed up in my urine. After getting over the
shock and awe, I visited my doctor. Did some test. Discovered nothing but was told that
protein in the urine is an indication that your kidneys are not functioning at 100% which
means somewhere down the road I would end up on dialysis.
Fast forward the latter part of the nineties I started experiencing the decline of the kidneys
and had regular visits every three months with a nephrologist. Life continued.
August 2003 I began dialysis. I did PD for about one and a half-year. Got very ill and
spent three months in the hospital, one month of it in intensive care. I survived and went
on hemodialysis. It is now nine years and I feel confident to give advice and help on how
to live healthy,and happy while managing a chronic condition.
With this blog I hope to interact with people on dialysis, people who have concerns about
a diagnosis, people living with people with chronic conditions.
Welcome to my kidney world.