Hello, readers! It’s good to be back. As you know, the Kidney Lover adores kidneys. And when she finds a story that combines kidneys and creative thinking, then a-blogging she must go. You may have read our recent research blog about bioengineered rat kidneys. Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital begin this innovative process by stripping … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover: Exciting Transplant & Donation News
This kidney lover enjoys a good mystery, especially a medical mystery. When I heard that my favorite classical composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, may have died of kidney disease, I knew I had to find out more. His strange illness and death at the age of 35 has intrigued fans and physicians alike for more than … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover: Did Mozart Die of Kidney Disease?
Dear diary, it’s been too long! So much has happened since my last entry back in October and it’s a bit complicated to explain. Maintaining a healthy body can be a difficult balancing act. After a complete physical, including an artery scan and blood vessel flexibility test, my doctor found anomalies that pointed to elevated … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover April 14, 2011
DIARY OF A KIDNEY LOVER It’s good to be back here writing again after these last three weeks on the DASH diet. They weren’t necessarily bad weeks, but I was definitely up and down – excited, elated, frustrated, blue. To recap from my blog of a few weeks ago, my blood pressure is sometimes on … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover, October 12, 2010
DIARY OF A KIDNEY LOVER Just a quick entry to say I’ve checked off one exciting thing from my life’s to-do list. I finally visited one of those traveling anatomy exhibits showcasing real bodies and organs at the LA County Fair last weekend. I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw the poster at the … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover, September 22, 2010
DIARY OF A KIDNEY LOVER OK. Time for a change. After a very tasty Chinese dinner last week, I had one of the worst heartburn episodes I have ever had (and I don’t even get heartburn). I felt like I was going to die. Thinking about it, I’m sure that yoga move my Mom told … Continue reading Diary of a Kidney Lover, September 10, 2010