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arthur's kidneys -- the inside story

ARTHUR'S DIAGNOSIS

I have F.S.G.S. --- Focal Segment Glomerulosclerosis.  That's a gradual scarring of the glomeruli, the kidneys' filtration system. While this is a permanent condition that leads to total kidney failure, I'm fortunate in that my case is very slow to develop. So far I've avoided dialysis and the health problems that come with it. 

HOW DID I GET THIS DISEASE?

My doctors aren't certain. It may have begun years ago when I was still very heavy and my blood pressure was often high. Or it may be idiopathic, which means it might have just developed  on its own.

Either way, I'm going to need a transplant and the sooner the better. If you'd like to know more about my disease, CLICK THIS BUTTON,.