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 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.

By Stephen C., Administrative Assistant
September 11, 2012
 

Hi my name is Stephen and I am the new Administrative Assistant at DPC. I have a very personal connection to kidney patients as my father was on dialysis for many years. With this blog, I want to share my personal experience in the hopes that you will in turn share yours! I will also try to answer frequently asked questions when I receive several on the same topic.

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