Among the things you can look forward to after receiving an awaited kidney transplant, food is a big deal. Once you have a working kidney you can start enjoying cheese, chocolate, potatoes, bananas, and numerous other foods (unless you have other dietary restrictions) that could have sent you to the ER prior. However, as Angelique Barber learned and wrote about in her winning essay for RSN’s 2014 Annual Essay Contest, that new enjoyment of food combined with the new meds is a recipe for weight gain, and it can happen fast. Listen to Angelique’s experience and what she did to stay as healthy as possible.
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Read Angelique’s winning essay
Hosted By Lori Hartwell
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 book Chronically Happy: Joyful Living in Spite of Chronic Illness and is a four-time kidney transplant recipient.
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