Bay Area Association of Kidney Patients is an all volunteer, non-profit organization formed to educate and support Bay Area kidney patients
Hi, I'm a new member of this site but I would like to inform everyone that this weekend is the annual Kidney Walk put out by the National Kidney Foundation.Saturday it's in San Jose and Sunday it…Continue
Hi Everyone, I have just learned of this course offered by National Kidney Foundation. Since there are a number of renal professionals joining BAAKP's membership, I thought you might be interested in…Continue
Hi, I'm a new member of this site but I would like to inform everyone that this weekend is the annual Kidney Walk put out by the National Kidney Foundation. Here is more information:
Hi! My name is Leesa and I have 3 kidneys. Two of them don't work and one of the kidneys is from my mother.
My family has history of kidney failure. My father passed away with a kidney failure when I was young, he was in his 30s.
For some reason, I never thought that my kidneys would have a problem. Maybe because I was ignorant, or maybe because I was young, but it just wasn't something I thought about. Until I finished college.
I was diagnosed…Continue
Welcome to the new website! This gives me an opportunity to tell you all that I made the decision to take out my unused fistula. I was very fortunate to have never used it; going directly from CKD to a transplant! My transplanted kidney was working so well, I decided to have it taken out. My left arm (with the fistula) was bothering me; not really numb, but just an odd feeling. To get it out, I had to go into surgery at Stanford. Everyone there was wonderful from the people in the…Continue
I have Polycystic Kidney Disease and for several years saw my kidney function declining without a matching donor. Living in the Bay Area meant I was looking at a 6 to 7 year wait on hemodialysis for a cadaveric donor - my kidneys were way too big for PD to work. I put all my effort into staving off dialysis by embracing the lessons of Dr. Mackenzie Walser, described in his book, Coping with Kidney Disease: A 12-Step Treatment Program to Help You Avoid Dialysis. His very…Continue