There is one question I have been asked more than any other. “How do you stay so positive?” When thinking of all that I have to endure, there are times I wonder the same thing. We each have different dispositions that make us the special individuals we are. These characteristics may be inherited, picked up by our surroundings or a response to what we experience in our lives.
Through our voyages with PKD, we endure many emotional phases. There’s dealing with the diagnosis of the disease, chronic pain, the unwanted side effects, dialysis, surgeries and stress, just to name a few. We did not ask for PKD nor would we wish it on anyone. However, we have a choice of how we will cope with this disease, and I choose positivity.