The Patient's Voice: Guest Blogger

By Jim Meyers, DPC Patient Ambassador
June 24, 2013

In the course of running my Facebook page, Kidney Stories, I have run into unusual and unique tales about people’s experiences with kidney failure, dialysis and kidney transplants.  Some of the stories include children, mother and daughter seeking a transplant, sister seeking a transplant or even entire sides of the family all afflicted with an inherited kidney disease and coping with a joint search of the gift of life.  Rarely do you run into a story of a person who was first; a person who was among the first mor

By Meshia A., DPC Patient Ambassador and Guest Blogger
July 1, 2013

Hello DPC family! I hope this message finds you well. Guess what? I am coming up on my one year anniversary of being transplanted on July 6, 2013.  As a kidney patient I think about how far I have come and in having a kidney transplant, praying my kidney will outlive me. The reality is that I have learned to live life regardless of having a transplant or being on dialysis. However, I do believe that the fear of rejection is a very important aspect to address.

By Meisha A., Guest Blogger and Patient Ambassador
October 15, 2013

Having kidney disease has not been an easy journey and truthfully I am not sure if “embrace” is the right term, but I have come to accept it.  Kidney disease has taught me to deal with things differently, especially with challenges that may arise in my life. I have learned patience, learned that the best thought-out plans sometimes fail, learned to cry when I need to and have  learned that it’s okay to ask for help. Trying to be strong all of the time can wear on your mind, body and spirit.

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