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October 18, 2017

Last year I was searching for a way to connect with and help others with CKD. I came across the National Kidney Foundation's Kidney Walk website. I created the Renal Royalty team which consisted of my family and friends. Together we raised over $1000! 

I'd like to say I...

October 6, 2017

When I got out the hospital last year, the first thing my mom did  was go through my kitchen. She threw away all of the salt, and my heart sank as she tossed my ice cream. {More on my love of ice cream later} So I'm sure you're wondering why an otherwise sane woman wou...

September 13, 2017

So I’ve been an adult for longer than I care to think about. However, I feel like childhood is so short. I remember my friend Tomeka and I at nine years old talking about turning “double digits” and using the term “pre-teen” way too often. We couldn’t wait to hit miles...

September 12, 2017

I’ve always loved lists. I take pleasure in creating grocery lists, to-do lists, and more recently, a list of questions for the doctor. Lists are kind of my jam. So since the whole my kidneys quitting their day job thing happened, the word “list” has taken on a whole n...

August 25, 2017

So here's how I spend my Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays..... I started at the hospital, but now I go to a center for dialysis four hours for each scheduled day. So I am sitting connected to a machine for 12 hours a week! It's like a bad part time job (one where they...

August 23, 2017

I get that question about as often as I wear a short sleeved shirt (for some reference, I live Tampa, Florida...). I don't mind it anymore. Most  people are genuinely interested and concerned. It gives me an opportunity to share my story. After finding out about my CKD...

August 16, 2017

 How long have you had this? Why? When did you know something was wrong? You don't seem sick... I hear these things frequently. Here's my story....

On Mother's Day weekend 2016 I traveled the 5hr journey to visit my parents in Georgia. I'd talked to my mother earlier th...

August 15, 2017

 Like everyone else, I'm a Hamilton fan. I've been singing these songs nonstop (punny pun) since 2015. My favorite song from this show is "Wait for It." The lyrics that are most meaningful to me are "If there's a reason I'm still alive when so many have died, then I'm...

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How it all began. The story of my lazy kidneys...

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