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Jeff .. Patient Expert

Berwick, Pennsylvania
I was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease in 1997, started dialysis in August 2007, and had a cadaveric kidney transplant May 3, 2008. I have also had gastric bypass surgery in 2002, and was diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth disease, a form of Muscular Dystrophy, as a child. I'm married,... Full Bio
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Overcoming “Chronic Disease Persona”

In a few short weeks, I reach another milestone-my 50th birthday. I’m a firm believer that age is just a number. I’ve seen people younger than...

Slip up

“Chronic disease with a positive attitude”.  While I came up with that on my own, there is a definite basis for it. In the 15 years and 8...


Decisions. We all make them from the time we get out of bed until the end of the day when we go to sleep. Which shirt should I wear to work?...

Latest BK Levels and Foot Fix

From a kidney standpoint, I’ve been doing well. I had 3 negative BK urine tests in a row, but the last one 2 weeks ago was positive for 5800...

Foot Reconstruction A Success!

I made it through my 2nd foot reconstruction with flying colors! On November 19, I had a cavovarus foot reconstruction of my right foot, to fix...

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