Avoiding the Telltale Symptoms of CKD – What’s the Cost?

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Valerie Thomerson was both new on the job and finding a new home with her husband when she “just blew off all the symptoms,” she said. She had all the warning signs but no family history of disease, and, besides, the new job called for all her attention. How did a security guard save her life? Why did the triage nurse have to take her blood pressure three times before he believed the reading? Now living with a transplanted kidney from a donor at her church, Valerie’s story is both inspiring and fascinating.

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With your Hosts…

Stephen Furst 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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