I Have Chronic Kidney Disease

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

    Stage 3

    I never would have found out if I hadn't gone to school for Medical Assisting.  We were learning to test urine and mine came up positive for protein.  My instructor said I should have it checked out. Since, I only have one kidney (being born that way), I was concerned...
    darlene darlene
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Dec 16, 2009

    I have stage 4 chronic kidney disease

    since last nov. Of 2013,right before Thanksgiving. And I do have couple donors to help me but I guess the hospital is still gonna take awhile before I can find out who is my match. While waiting I haveto go on dailysis ...:(.... What a life changing experience it is..... For...
    letsbestrong letsbestrong
    36-40, F
    Jul 20, 2014

    I'm So Frightened...

    Hi, my name is Ryn and I am 23 years old.I am on medicaid, and have been on it all of my life. My family is quite poor... and I've been acquiring a slew of health problems that I've seem to inheirited from my father- first at 12, my right fallopian tube twisted and died and had...
    Sasuki Sasuki
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2011

    I am about to go into hospital

    for a minor procedure and will stay overnight. I am nervous about it for no good reason.
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    Aug 4, 2015

    52 Yrs Old & Born With Kidney Disease. Had Enough!

    I am looking for a spot where I can vent, hear suggetions, & maybe make some friends with people who have some ideal of what I am going thru. I live by myself & family is not there for me.  Old age is taking a toll & new problems have come up which I am fighting with all my...
    webangel61 webangel61
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2013

    Just found out yesterday I am stage 2 CKD,

    almost stage 3. I found a lump on my stomach and thinking it's on my pancreas, started my drs appts, see Nephrologist on the 11th gastroenterologist on July 1st abd have to call my endo back for appt ASAP!! Don't know what to expect I'm scared, not going to lie!! My bday is...
    Lilmomma1617 Lilmomma1617
    36-40, F
    Jun 6, 2014

    I have end stage kidney failure.

    I only had one good kidney when I was born. The other was smaller and failed first. The thing is I am on dialysis for the rest of my life. Do I care? Not one bit. I fully intend to stay alive for years to come.
    comfi comfi
    56-60, M
    Jul 28, 2015

    I just turned 20. I have kidney disease

    and a desiccated disc. My body is failing me once I started to appreciate it.
    Queenili Queenili
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2015

    Hi My Name Is Victoria

    My name is Victoria I am 24 years old and I am a stage 5 of chronic Kidney failure. I got married March 27, 2010 and so I went to the doctor to get a physical. It had been a while since i done that. I always had insurance but I worked a lot and never liked going to the doctors so...
    liliane1 liliane1
    1 Response May 12, 2011
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