I realise our am lucky only to have PKD. There are a lot of families dealing with worse diseases and illness. My post is really vain and I feel like a phony posting on here. I am 37, I still have good renal function but my kidneys are quite huge now. Over the past 8 weeks I have been asked on several occasions about when my baby is due. I find people staring at my abdomen quite a lot. It is just all a bit embarrassing. I can't seem to find clothes that hide my belly well enough and I have thin legs which emphasise it more. I guess it would just be nice to hear from some kindred spirits to help me laugh it off.
Hi everyone, I just stumbled across this support forum. I was diagnosed with PKD when I was 18 years old, and I'm now pregnant for the very first time at 19 years old. I have read that woman who concieve when they are younger have less complicated pregnancies and deliveries, can anyone confirm this? My kidney functions have been completely normal since I left the hospital after I was diagnosed (i...
I have PKD but my brother is clear. He has offered me one of his kidneys.What is the procedure to find out if he is a compatible donor? Do we need to be tested at the same time in the same hospital? (As I wrote in this forum about a month ago, Chinese medicine seems to be working for me. I'm hoping that I'll never need a transplant, but it doesn't hurt to get tested, I hope!)