CKD & Me

I have Chronic Kidney Disease. More specifically, a condition called glomerulosclerosis. This incredibly long word (brilliant for Scrabble!) simply means that parts of the inside of my kidneys (the glomeruli) are scarred (sclerosed), and therefore, don’t work.

I am currently fortunate to have a working transplant (as of October 8th 2016!), but prior to this, I spent time on peritoneal dialysis (PD) with a glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), of 3, which equates to about 3% of normal healthy kidneys.

So how did I get to this point?

I had initially written this story as one post, but it just got longer and longer until it was absolutely ridiculous, so I’ve resorted to splitting it up into chapters!