By writer to www.kitchenertoday.com
Cristina Howorun with CityNews tells 570 NEWS she discovered she had end-stage kidney illness a couple of years in the past and it was a whole shock.
“I used to be out protecting a narrative once I obtained the cellphone name from my physician saying you need to go to the emergency room, proper now,” mentioned Howorun. “I went actually from, you understand, carrying a blazer and asking individuals questions. To being in a hospital robe inside only a few hours.”
Howorun ended up occurring dialysis in a short time, spending 12 hours every single day hooked as much as a machine.
She was in a position to get a stay kidney donation from her cousin a 12 months and a half in the past, and says she feels years youthful now.
“I used to be completely blessed. The wait time for me was anticipated to be 5 to seven years for a kidney donation. However, my cousin Christine simply bravely and instantly raised her hand and mentioned ‘strive me out. Strive me out.'”
She takes 19 capsules a day now to maintain her physique from rejecting the brand new kidney.
Her cousin can also be doing nicely.
The Kidney Foundation says kidney illness impacts one in 10 Canadians.
Indicators of kidney illness embrace very hypertension and excessive fatigue.
The Kidney Basis of Canada is kicking off its #SixDegreeChallenge immediately on social media to lift consciousness about kidney well being.
Challengers can publish selfies as they maintain up six fingers, sharing their connection to kidney illness. and they’re additionally tagging six associates to do the identical.
March 11 is World Kidney Day.