Inspired

Recently, I went on a weekend retreat for young renal patients, funded by the BKPA. Going into this weekend, I was nervous. I only knew one other guy who would be there, along with a couple of the organisers. I wasn’t sure how I felt about spending an entire weekend at a YHA in Derbyshire with a bunch of strangers, but as it turned out, I needn’t have worried. Between the thirty or so of

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CKD & Me (Or, why I write this blog)

I have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). More specifically, glomerulosclerosis. This ridiculously long word simply means that parts of my kidneys (the glomeruli) are scarred (sclerosed), and therefore don’t work. I currently have a glomerular filtration rate (GFR), of 13, which equates to about 13% of function. Obviously this is less than ideal, and since August 2014 I’ve been on the waiting list for a kidney transplant. I am not yet on dialysis, but that’s almost

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