Kidney Transplant is 15 Today


Fifteen years ago (Actually started on 8/15 and ending on 8/16) I was notified while hooked up to a dialysis machine in Omaha, Nebraska, that I was a possible match for a cadaver kidney for transplantation. I remember I was feeling so worn out and tired. I was 135 pounds, at 5’9″, more skeletal than…… Continue reading Kidney Transplant is 15 Today

Looking For A New Place


So, I’m looking for a new place to live in a short time frame.  Here’s what I’ve found out.  For those suggesting craigslist for roomshares/rooms for rent, here is what is happening:   1. BOTS-a great sounding apartment with reasonable rent. You send a message and get a link to apply for a rental service/website.…… Continue reading Looking For A New Place

Healthy Thursday: Happy Healthy Birthday to Me!


Today is my 46th birthday and my kidney’s 12th birthday! I”m lucky and thankful to be alive, thanks to the donor family, thanks to all these years of healthy eating (yes, i’m shamelessly plugging Simple Healthy Fresh), exercise and, sometimes, thanks in-spite-of all the years of doctors, healthcare, surgeries, procedures, broken bones, heart surgery-i’m here.…… Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Happy Healthy Birthday to Me!

Healthy Thursday: Spring is here!


  Spring has arrived after a long rainy/snowy winter.  Seattle is typically moderate year round, but I really don’t like waking in downpours all bundled up.  The past year has been hard, medically speaking, just a cascade of health issues.  From runners knee reinjury, atypical seizures and heart stents, my weight has ballooned to 190.…… Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Spring is here!

Healthy Thursday: Heart Disease and Height Loss


  In keeping open with readers, fellow cooks and health aficionados, I’ve been diagnosed with coronary artery disease and as a side effect, I’ve lost more height. As you know, if you’ve read my biography, I’ve had Alport’s Syndrome and a kidney transplant that led to different types of heart failure over the past 10-15…… Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Heart Disease and Height Loss

New Book: Silver Linings on Dark Clouds


Announcing my short biography of my life with Alport’s Syndrome, a genetic, degenerative kidney disease that causes kidney failure.  I document the ongoing fight and struggle, not only with this insidious disease, but also the healthcare and social services systems, while trying to survive. A personal story of life with kidney failure, from diagnosis to…… Continue reading New Book: Silver Linings on Dark Clouds

Healthy Thursday: Live Salt-Free!


Salt has been used since early times as a preservative, flavoring as well as 13,998 uses. In time, Man developed heart disease and associated diseases from overuse of this wonderful flavoring. So health professionals have told Man and Woman to cut all sodium out of their diet, lest they have heart attacks, hardening of the…… Continue reading Healthy Thursday: Live Salt-Free!