After self-publishing my first book - My Renal Life (i know it, i live it) - February 2009, many of my readers wanted to know more about my dialysis life on peritoneal dialysis (in which i only hit the surface in my first book) - i was compelled to write a second book, to share in more deeper details my ten year journey with peritoneal dialysis. I have been researching polycystic kidney disease, and after what i learned, i decided to further research my family history of PKD, and i discovered some very interesting facts about my Grandma Madea, and her struggles living down south in Louisiana, in the late 1940's. I decided to share my findings in my second book, and also my journey from my pre-dialysis days to my current peritoneal dialysis days, and also my first transplant experience. This 2nd book is packed with info about the dialysis world, and my experiences and knowledge that i have achieved all these years, that could potentially be beneficial to others out there faced with dialysis in the future, especially those that are pending dialysis pts, as well as the fairly new dialysis pts. My 2nd book will open individuals eyes to the fact that anyone can develop some degree of Chronic Kidney Disease, from one nature or another, even with prolong medication of such. And it is prevalent, that people that have a history or a family history of diabetes and/or high blood pressure, truly need to be tested for the early stages of CKD, so that preventive measures can be taken in prolonging or even in some cases, reverse the progression of CKD. Awareness is very important, and helping in preventing the development of ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) - Stage 5 - and the end result of this stage, is dialysis or the blessing of a transplant becomes absolutely necessary for continued survival.
Causes Gloria Jeff-Moore Supports
I am a member of the San Francisco Chapter of the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, I vigorously continue to support this foundation, with varies meetings and...