Are you wondering how much a new kidney would cost? Or maybe for how much bitcoin or cold hard cash you could actually sell your kidney? Well you’ve actually come to the wrong place then because that would be ILLEGAL. In all seriousness, if you are looking for a place to get advice and your real world questions answered about Kidney Disease, Dialysis, and Kidney Transplants, then you are in the right place. Whether you are the actual person dealing with the disease or you are a friend or family member, I believe I can share some amazing thoughts and ideas that will help all of you on this journey.
Why here, why me, and why now? I have spent more than twenty years battling the diagnosis of kidney disease and am currently recovering from my second kidney transplant. Those 20+ years coping with everything in between those milestones in my life, uniquely qualify me to share my experiences and learning to all that are impacted by chronic illnesses.
I hope to share my continued recovery and the many years of experiences that will help all of you out there to be able to move forward with hope and optimism. As per the title of this post, I will do this with some dry humor, a tad bit of sarcasm, and a lighthearted approach that will make it fun and exciting. Kidney disease and all of its ugly cousins are serious enough….laugh a little and believe that through support and a positive outlook, we can accomplish GREATNESS! Fair warning: there will be tears. We have experienced many miracles along the way that I will also share.
Lastly, I will be covering several topics over the coming weeks, drawing from my personal experiences. In addition, I would love to get questions from you, your family, and your friends that I can help answer. Please submit them here or directly to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to what can come from this and to see what I can learn from all of you. I can’t wait to share with you why I am the 4KidneyMan!
“I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.”
— Walt Disney