Saturday, August 1, 2009

About Kidney Beans

In early 2001, my life was suddenly turned upside down when I was diagnosed to have kidney failure. It happened so suddenly that I never knew what hit me. Needless to say it took me a while to get unnerved, much less accept the fact. I went into some sort of depression and couldn't really imagine how life would be from then on.

It was a tough and challenging time as I had to discover and more importantly learn to accept the vastly different lifestyle that I was about to have. To this day, there are still ups and downs. I have learned a lot about my health over the years, but there are still a lot more that I do not know and am still learning.

I have set out to write this blog that I may pass on the knowledge and experience that I have picked up over the past years. Hoping that my experiences along with those of people whom I come to know and love over the years can shed light on how to not just cope with kidney disease but to live a full and great life despite of it.

Knowing how terrifying that initial feeling is when you are told your kidneys aren't working or that you kidneys are failing, I hope that in some way I am able to help others who are either facing this for the first time or have been doing so for a while now. And promote literacy to kidney health and organ donation.

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  1. At last someone is writing about it.

  2. Thanks. Hopefully, more people will be aware of it and prevent it from happening to them and push for organ donation.

    I'm also hoping that my experiences will help others who are either trying to preserve their kidney function, on dialysis, or post transplant.


  3. Hi Dennis,
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog - Quest For a Kidney. I've just been browsing through your blog and it's brilliant! So informative and interesting, a real gem. Thanks so much for making me a aware of it, I'll be sure to pass it around to all my kidney friends!

  4. Very nice blog! and thorough!

    first time taking a looksy

    you won a spot in .....(drumroll)...
    my bookmarks!

    nish newman

  5. Excellent and well written. Thank you for putting it together.

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