A Dialysis Legacy

Renal Business Today asked me to write an article on what it was like to be on dialysis. In my September 20th blog post, “Blink of an Eye,” I talked about my dialysis nurse, Bob Cogley, who had recently passed away and how that inspired me to write the article, “A...

Thankful for the Highs and Lows

This crazy ride we are on, known as life, is a bumpy one filled with highs and lows, ups and downs. The sooner we embrace the constant in our life, which is change, the easier this journey will be. Easier said than done. I had to remind myself of this last week. The...

My Almost Non-Existence

Before reading this post, please note that this is a sensitive topic for many. It is not meant to take any sort of political stance on the issue. However, I felt compelled to share with you how this topic has shaped my life. “I wasn’t going to tell you this, but since...

Lifelines to Our Future

I stood tall as I felt the cold tape measure run down the center of my spine. Mom said, “15 inches.” This was definitely not something I would wish another Mom to have to do. I had asked my Mom if she would measure all of my scars. She started with my first major...

Angels Among Us

My body was starting to wake up from the anesthesia. It didn’t take but a second to realize something was different from previous surgeries. I looked up quickly to notice a new nurse on the right side of my bed. My eyes became huge with panic as I realized the...

The Bloody Truth

It was several years after my transplant as I sat in a lecture at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with a room full of med students. I looked up at the overhead projector and saw the MRI of my kidneys before they were removed. My nephrologist, Dr. Watnick,...
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