Brian Petersen

First post: Feb 6, 2021 Latest post: Nov 3, 2021

I was diagnosed with the dominant form of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) when I was 16 years old.  We decided I should get tested after my father was diagnosed.  PKD is a genetic disease that is passed directly form parent to child.  For this reason it tends to run in families and is one of the most common genetics diseases in the world.  Despite this, I have found that very few people have heard of it. I created this page so that I could keep my family and friends updated as I enter end stage renal failure, but also so I can share my story to raise awarenes for the disease.

Thank you for visiting.

(My first several journal entries are updates I've posted on Facebook over the years)