For the last twenty five years, I have suffered with chronic kidney disease, which resulted in me having one of my kidneys removed. Knowing what I know now, I could have eaten healthier and researched my family history of kidney disease.
I remember walking the halls after I had my nephrectomy (removal of kidney) and seeing this room that had several recliners lined up in the room. I thought to myself, “hmm, I wonder why they have a recovery room up on this floor”. The next day, I shared with my doctor, Louis R. Kavoussi, MD – Urologist at John Hopkins, that I had passed this room and asked him about it. He said, “Mrs. Wilson, that is for dialysis patients. You won’t need dialysis, provided that you eat right, exercise and take care of the kidney you have left”. Wow, it sounds like yesterday that I heard those impactful words.
I am honored to take part in the Kidney Action Day and help to raise kidney awareness by participating in the walk.
Also, I will be celebrating my 50th birthday on June 21st – so come out and join my dual celebration!
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