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Staying Fit with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

Staying Fit with PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease)

If you know me, you know I have something called polycystic kidney disease (PKD).  I was lucky enough to find out on my 20th birthday.  Yes, I said lucky.  Sure, no one wants to hear they have a disease where cysts grow on their kidneys (sometimes other organs), you have a susceptibility to kidney stones, you will get high blood pressure, eventually the PKD will lead to kidney failure and dialysis, and with a little prayer and luck, a kidney transplant, at which point you will be on a plethora of less than desirable medications that while have many side effects will keep you alive.  Nope, no one wants to hear that….