Dialysis: a Memoir

Dialysis: a Memoir

“A compelling story about coping with a serious illness, offering lessons in the value of slowing down and appreciating life in the moment.”  –– Kirkus Reviews

When I was 32, I was diagnosed with kidney failure. The diagnosis seemed to come out of nowhere. Before then, I had been a highly athletic and driven young woman, working in high tech public relations and thriving in the wild atmosphere of the dotcom bubble of the late 1990s in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dialysis: a Memoir tells the story of my experience, from the initial hospitalization through the time I spent on hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and culminates with my husband successfully donating one of his kidneys to me. My memoir explores the emotional and physical complexities of living a life dependent on medicine and how I learned to navigate the terrain of my changed circumstances.

I hope you find my book helpful, informative, and useful, whether you are living with kidney challenges yourself, or know someone else who is.