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The time has come where I need to ask for help. For the past twenty years, I’ve been battling an incurable chronic kidney disease called IGA nephropathy. This has resulted in the slow deterioration of my kidney filters. I was forced to quit my job in 2013 due to the severity of symptoms of end stage renal failure (stage 5) causing anemia, extreme fatigue, heart palpitations, osteoarthritis, etc. I’ve endured painful complications which have necessitated several trips to the emergency room and 3-4 surgeries a year to open the artery for effective hemodialysis. I currently receive dialysis three times a week, four hours a day.
October 30, 2019
I've now transitioned to doing home hemodialysis 4 times a week. Recently, I passed all the tests required by UC Davis to be eligible for transplantation.