Throughout this journey I have always considered myself lucky. I have a disease that has a treatment plan and I have incredible doctors. I have always had a fear since I was little about losing a limb or losing one of my senses. I am always grateful that my disease is manageable. I cannot imagine… Continue reading Eyesight deterioration
I get asked a lot of random and sometimes silly questions about my illness. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to ask! What caused your kidneys to fail? I have no idea. The doctors ran 13 different tests on me and they still have no idea what caused them to fail. How… Continue reading Frequently asked questions
If you had asked me a a while back if I had any idea I would end up with gout, I would have laughed at you. In my mind, either really obese or really old people had gout. Ignorant, I know, but that has been my exposure to gout. A while back I went for… Continue reading I have gout!
Its been a while since I actually did an update on my health. If you follow my blog, you will know that I am on peritoneal dialysis. This means I have a port in my stomach, which allows me to do my dialysis at home. This port is roughly by my bladder. About a month… Continue reading An update
This is something I have been wanting to write about for a while but I struggled to put what I was feeling into words. For over a year (pre-diagnoses) I had kidney failure symptoms which I never knew were symptoms. I had a very stressful job and I honestly thought all my symptoms were related… Continue reading Don’t Ignore the Signs
Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is one way to remove the waste from your blood when your kidney no longer can. Fluid is placed in your stomach via a catheter (read about my catheter operation here) and is drained out after a set amount of time. My doctor recommended that I do three exchanges a day, leaving… Continue reading How does Peritoneal Dialysis work?- My experience
Ever gone for a routine check up and walked out of there with a portable blood pressure machine? Well, at the age of 23, no one expects that to happen to them. This is how I found out I have kidney disease in the beginning of October. Thursday I visited my GP for a routine… Continue reading How it began