My name is Steve.
I have End Stage Renal Disease.
ESRD is a pretty nasty condition. I'd love to be able to rattle off some kind of statistic like "Kidney Disease affects 1 out of every 100 people you know...." but off the top of my head, I don't really know any stats like that. I'm actually a pretty ordinary, average dude. I was until I was twenty-four, I thought. That's when my ordeal with all of this began. I was probably suffering from the effects of kidney disease for most of my life, but it wasn't until I almost died on New Years Eve in 2002 that I was actually diagnosed.
My story... well, I suppose it's interesting to me because it's my life. I'd like to write about it, share my history, trials and tribulations, and maybe offer some insight and hope into the disease for those who have it, or those who are affected by it. I'll be posting entries here in the coming months to tell me story, and offer you insight into what's happening with my life now as I am a dialysis patient waiting for a kidney transplant.
Feel free to ask any questions. I'll try to answer them the best I can.