Martha Stewart, Den Mother

My dad and I were both “lucky” enough to have the genetic disorder called Polycystic Kidney Disease. Dad died of this malady in 1997 after spending seven years on dialysis. We had both prayed for a cure for PKD or even some kind of treatment, and several years after Dad’s death our prayers were answered. […]

Dad Learns He Has PKD

You may be asking yourself: What in the world is PKD? Polycystic Kidney Disease is a genetic disease that causes problems only once the many cysts (present from birth) begin to grow. It usually causes problems in late middle age, and one can have high blood pressure, back pain, and lessening kidney function. It occurs […]

Hitting the “Delete” Button

I once heard Joel Osteen talk about hitting the “Delete” button whenever you received bad news that you didn’t want to accept. He suggested that doctors’ tests are just one measure of how you are doing and maybe God has a better plan. I listened carefully to his words because I already had some considerable […]