Life changing experience

Hello my name is Tameka. I've been living with lupus for roughly 15 years and that's what pretty much killed off my kidneys. I've been doing dialysis since 2009, I've done PD and in-center hemo. I believe the roughest part of this was explaining it to my daughters that at the time was 8 and 10. Now it's trying to get my 4 year old granddaughter too try and understand just a little bit of it is still so overwhelming for me that I know she would never fully understand about her grandma. I've had heart trouble, I've had amputations and no I don't have diabetes. I have vascular disease, neurological issues, Raynaud's, arthritis in my hands and crazy enough I deal with both high blood pressure and low blood pressure. Miners has called me a walking miracle and I just saying that it's the grace of God, staying positive, staying stress-free, drama free, standing strong and pushing forward, that I have held on this long. And just so that everyone knows, giving up is never an option!!

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  • Hello Tameka! Thank you for joining the NKF Kidney Dialysis Community. We look forward to hearing more from you as the community grows.

  • That's the viewpoint of never give up. You are stronger than you know. A good friend of mine has been dealing with lupus for 20 years and received a kidney transplant three years ago. And is doing wonderful. As you are and will continue to.