The Patient's Voice

Welcome to DPC's blog where you have the ability to share your thoughts and interact with others from the kidney community and beyond. It is a place of genuine connection as well as advocacy and support. Your voice and your stories are more powerful than any statistic or study.
By Jim Meyers, DPC Patient Ambassador
September 4, 2014
 

I will never forget the first time I heard the term, “PKD.”  I was talking to my Father about a recent visit to his doctor.  He told me there was something wrong with his kidneys and he “would probably not live to be a hundred.”  He had been diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease.  5 years later, he passed.  2 years later, I was diagnosed.  I am n

By Jack Reynolds, DPC Board Member and Patient Ambassador
October 2, 2014
 

This Christmas of 2014, I will have completed four decades of in-center hemodialysis. As this amount of time surviving with a kidney machine as a life partner is fairly rare, I feel that it would be a good idea to discuss or maybe vent my soul about my experience as a dialysis citizen and how it has affected my outlook on life.

By Kendra Deike, DPC Patient Ambassador
July 14, 2014

As a dialysis patient of 26 years it is hard for me to imagine that the public in general doesn't know what dialysis is and that is not what bothers me.  In my opinion what bothers me is that people are not concerned enough about others to ask about it.  As a society we are so caught up on our own life that we take for granted how good we have it.  I am not writing this to get sympathy because I am the last person who wants that.  I am writing to bring awareness to the kidney community and get the word out that people on

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