Katherine's Story

Katherine Baker, a mother of three children. She was a nurse in local hospital. Her husband, Paul, is a dentist. They live a happy life until the disease paid the visit.

Bad News

Katherine is a nurse in local hospital. She was very busy and left all the chores to his husband. She felt tired in every single day, but the feeling came stronger day by day. What’s more, swelling in her legs appeared, and she felt dizzy. She thought it probably was caused by the busy job and planned to take a vacation after she recovered.

Things didn’t work out just like she expected. She had a blurred vision when she got up in the morning. “It can’t be right,” said Katherine, “I know I’ve spent too much time on my work and spared no time on my health, so I’ve already known someday I will get sick. But I pay no attention.”

“Paul and I went to hospital and run some tests. We were waiting in the hall and he was so nervous. I even comforted him like he was the sick one instead of me.” “But I was the one who almost collapsed after we were told that I got Chronic Renal Insufficiency. The doctor suggested me to take hemodialysis as early as possible.“ Katherine said all those seemed like just happened yesterday.

Choosing Peking Tung Shin Tang Chinese Medical Hospital

As a nurse, Katherine knew exactly what Chronic Renal Insufficiency meant, so did Paul. “What should I do with my children?” It was the first thought jumping into my mind. After a short period of depression and lifeless, the old Katherine came back. “I want to survive. Let’s find a better place where can treat me. They have no other approach except dialysis.” One of Paul’s friends suggested them to” go China” because one of the largest hospitals specializing in treating kidney disease for years. They have a good reputation and really know something.

The Diagnosis

After Katherine hospitalized, doctors here ran some more tests for her. Her doctor asked like pile of questions. All the nephrologists gathered around here to make a personalized treatment plan afterwards. The final diagnosis was more detailed: Chronic Renal Insufficiency, Chronic Glomerulonephritis, Renal Hypertension and Renal Anemia.

Treatment from Our Hospital and Life Now

Katherine disagreed with injecting stem cells, because she thought it was law-breaking. “It is forbidden in America.” Katherine insisted. “I’m a nurse, and I know what it is.” But after communicated with other patients and realized their progression, she agreed. After receiving 2 rounds of stem cells, improvements appeared. “My blood pressure finally decreased from 270/160mmHg to 150/100mmHg. My dizziness got much better.” After month-long treatment, Katherine’s condition has been controlled well and stable.

“I know what Chronic Renal Insufficiency means. This is already a better result than I expected.”

Now Katherine’s not working as a nurse, but she’s busy singing in the church choir. “I will spend more time with my family and friends, and find a hobby to make myself busy.”

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