On this week’s show, Lori Hartwell and Stephen Furst explore the realities of dating while living with kidney disease. Their guests are Jenny Huey and Mike Herrera.
Jenny is a young woman on peritoneal dialysis who has had two kidney transplants and is single. Mike, who is in his early ‘50s and has been out of the dating scene for a while, is currently enjoying his first transplant.
Speaking from personal experience, Lori, Stephen and their guests reassure listeners that a diagnosis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) does not mean that a person cannot enjoy all of the pleasures that life has to offer, including dating and marriage. In fact, springing the news on someone that you have CKD can actually help separate the wheat from the chaff.
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With your Hosts…
Stephen Furst got his big break into movies in “Animal House,” in which he played Flounder. Stephen has also starred as Dr. Elliot Axelrod in “St. Elsewhere” and as Vir Cotto in “Babylon5.” He is a successful television and movie producer/director and a kidney patient.
Lori Hartwell is the Founder & President of Renal Support Network (RSN) and the host of KidneyTalk®, a radio podcast show. Lori was diagnosed with kidney disease at the age of two. In 1993 she founded RSN to instill “health, happiness and hope” into the lives of those affected by chronic kidney disease. Lori is also the author of the inspirational bookChronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.
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