Saturday, November 11, 2006

New York Times "Modern Love" Column on Kidney Disease

From The New York Times:
I was just 17, a typical college freshman concerned primarily with exploring my newfound freedom, my drinking skills and the boys in the dorm next-door, when one day I came home from sociology class with swollen ankles...

He took me to the hospital, where specialists examined me and explained that I had a kidney disease called glomerulonephritis and would have to start dialysis — a three-hour, three-days-a-week treatment to clean the waste out of my blood.

Sitting up in my paper-thin hospital gown, I said, “You know, this is really not a good time.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it's just a matter of probability with all the millions of things that can go wrong with the body... so gut wrenching to have your day suddenly. i'm off to to read the rest.