Walking the Path of PKD

My PKD and health challenges have led me down paths I would have never imagined: both good and bad. As difficult as it is to say and accept, I feel as though my health has control of the path that I am on. For instance, January of this year, I was enjoying my job, my...

Speak Up

It is guaranteed that I will get blood work done at least once every month for the rest of my life. I have spider veins. They are tiny, they roll and have lots of scar tissue. I am far from an easy stick and am particular with the phlebotomist that I allow to draw my...

The Hands of Time

My eyes scanned the crowd of people with great speed and excitement. As the doors of each incoming tram opened, I grew more anxious to see my parents’ faces in person. It had been more than seven months since I said goodbye to them at this very location, the...

My Caregiver of the Year

There is not one word that could adequately describe how wonderful my dear husband Noah is and how much I love and appreciate him. When allowed 300 words by The American Kidney Fund to nominate Noah in my hope that he will receive their annual Caregiver of the Year...

11 Years Strong

I looked over at Noah and asked, “Do you want to know if it is a boy or a girl?” The ultrasound technician and Noah and I giggled, as we were well aware that was not why I was getting an ultrasound. Noah and I smiled at each other and held hands as the ultrasound tech...