KIDNEY PATIENT EXPERIENCE
My name is Reed McWhirter and I have a transplant patient for 25 years I lost function of my kidneys due to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). My family has a long history with this disease as my father and grandmother passed away from PKD and both of my brothers have it as well. Knowing that I had this disease at an early age helped me prolong the end stage thru diet and treating some of the side effects like high blood pressure aggressively. In 1989I had 1 kidney removed and started on home dialysis. About a year later, I was fortunate enough to receive a cadaver transplant which despite some speed bumps along the way has functioned well for almost 25 years.
I live in San Marcos and would like the opportunity to provide mentoring support to anyone who would like/require it.