Hi, my name is Michael but as you can see with my picture everyone calls me Santa
I found out that I had Polysystic Kidney Disease quite by accident. I was having trouble with indigestion and my wife nagged me to get it checked out. During a gallbladder check the tech noticed that I had cysts on my kidneys. This was about 20 years ago and not much was really know about PKD. In December of 1991 they found that I had an aneurysm in my brain. Had surgery on 1/28/1992 with no problems. This was discovered because of my nagging wife. In September 1998 I went on dialysis and 3 months later went on transplant list. They told me it would be 18 months to 2 years wait. 9 months later I got a call that they had a kidney for me and it was a perfect match 6 of 6.