PKD Connection Blog

“More than 80 percent of those with chronic, invisible illnesses downplay their true feelings to make others feel more at ease.” * This statistic really hits home. Can you relate to this, too? For those of us without a “PKD belly,” […]

Some people dream of having kids from a young age; they know how many children they want and plan their pregnancies accordingly. Others may become pregnant unexpectedly or may choose an independent lifestyle with no children. Then there are people […]

A few months ago in November, I was getting prepped for a back injection procedure in hopes of relieving some of my chronic pain. An hour and a half passed with more than ten failed attempts to place an IV […]

“The pain taught me how to write and the writing taught me how to heal.” -Harman Kaur I am excited, honored and in awe that this is my 200th blog post. Today’s post is dedicated to you: all of my […]

Giving comes in all forms. This holiday season, I can’t help but reflect on how much my parents always gave to make Christmas so special. My parents went all out with decorating, presents and making sure it was a magical […]

“When one door closes, another opens.” This saying has felt very fitting for Noah and me recently. The door that closed was the townhouse that we rented for six-and-a-half years, and the one that opened was the beautiful door to […]

Noah and I went back to the very spot we got married in Yosemite National Park to mark our 5-year wedding anniversary. When taking trips, I constantly hope that my health will cooperate and I won’t have any medical “hiccups” […]

It is nice to have wish lists in life, but when it comes to our doctors it is important to get not only what we wish for, but also what we need. Therefore, I think it is important for us […]