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In which we learn about the body as a system...

Our bodies are a system – so many components that are dependant and linked to each other that you cant just impact one part of it in isolation.  589 more words


A brief history of recent times

Kidneys.  Not the most glamorous of organs.  They are not the biggest, they don’t quite have the high profile of say the heart or lungs;  they don’t have super regenerative powers like the liver and the most that anyone probably thinks about them is when they are a bit achy after a big night out on the booze. 417 more words


Five Weeks

I'm officially not anemic anymore!

My creatinine is well below 1!

My GFR is holding at 95! 95!!! Up from 7!

I feel great! My incision has healed up nicely. 218 more words

My Kidneys Suck

7 Days


So crazy. Am I anxious? Yes. But mostly anxious-excited. I’m not really allowing myself to think about the stuff that’ll make me anxious-worried. 378 more words

My Kidneys Suck

Impact of IgA Nephropathy on Pregnancy

It has long been recognized that pregnant women with underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk for adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Even pregnancies in women with… 693 more words


Spin the Wheel! Another Option for IgA Nephropathy: MMF with Low Dose Prednisone

As I settle into my chair at our weekly afternoon city-wide biopsy conference, stuffed from overeating at lunch, I look forward to the case that will be presented by the fellows. 1,491 more words