We all know that kidney disease can be isolating, but it does not need to be. This page and the book Chronic Kidney Disease – Life After Diagnosis , will show you how to overcome your fear, anxiety, pain and learn how to live again.
Before we dive in, the one important thing I would like you to remember is that the only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
Chronic kidney disease, CKD, is the third most common long-term illness in the United States. More Americans are developing CKD because more of us are living longer and developing diabetes and high blood pressure. There’s no cure for CKD — yet. But, by creating a strong community and forming powerful alliances, we can improve treatment, education and resources.
People who have chronic kidney disease, CKD, can live full, meaningful and purposeful lives. I do. Believe me, if I can, you can, too. It’s not easy. It takes deciding to live, hard work, willingness to change, self-education and lots of support – especially during those times when all you want to do is give up and give in.
Behind every chronic illness is just a person trying to find their way in the world. We want to find love and be loved and be happy just like a person who does not have a chronic illness. We want to be successful and do something that matters. We’re just dealing with unwanted limitations in our journey…
I’ve been in that well of despair more times than I care to remember. But I didn’t give up. Somehow, I discovered strength I didn’t know I had and the support I needed to keep on fighting. In the process, I found a new meaning and purpose for my life that keeps me on track and looking forward to each new day.
My purpose – my mission – is to help my fellow CKD patients live satisfying and productive lives, to educate myself and others and to improve the level of care. This book will remind you that your greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to just try one more time. I’m proud to be a member of the CKD community. I salute my fellow warriors.
Thank you for being committed to helping one another and making a difference. By ordering the book, Chronic Kidney Disease – Life After Diagnosis, you will be taking a powerful step towards finding new ways of managing this disease and living a fulfilling life.
~ Jeff Parke
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