While my goal is to pull together other patients who are coping with Chronic Kidney Disease in some form or another, I’d also like to reach out to you healthy people and ensure that you never have to join our ranks.
For all the advances in treatment options that may be coming down the road, do you know what still remains the best treatment for kidney disease?
Not getting it at all.
Credit for this article goes to the American Kidney Fund Blog where we are introduced to three state legislators from different states (and across party lines) who have one big thing in common.
All three are kidney donors.
This is good news in a couple of ways. First the obvious. A number of people got kidneys from living donors (the best kind). Second, in an age where few people have confidence in the political system, it’s a nice reminder that government is made up of people who actually do go into service with the goal of making a difference. Some stray over time and others make a real effort to move the ball downfield. These are a few examples.
Check out the article below:
KidneyToday: State legislators who have donated kidneys stand up to protect living donors
The Big Reveal
In my previous article I left you on a bit of a cliffhanger. While I told you about my diagnosis of Chronic Kidney Disease, I didn’t tell you how I got it. In this article I’ll discuss what my suspected diagnosis was and what we ultimately found out based on my biopsy results. Some questions got answered, only to be followed by more questions.
I walked into my physician’s office for my six month checkup not really expecting it to be any different than it had been for the past few years. Lose weight. Take your cholesterol meds. Stay on your blood pressure medication. I expected the instructions to be the same. Outside of my weight issue and the fact that my blood pressure – which I never had any problems with before – had suddenly shot up before the last visit, I was actually in pretty good health. I was beginning to lose weight, albeit rather slowly. I didn’t take drugs and I drank moderately at most. What could go wrong?
Everything went pretty much according to script.
Until we got to the end.