Got your note - I'm traveling right now so it's gonna be a few days before I can do my answer justice.
Since you have your feed set to private (boo) I can't directly respond to your current status. Just a minor point: it is far more likely that your CKD (more specific than KD which covers a variety of kidney related issues) was caused by your HBP, not the other way around. 1/3 of CKD patients start w/HBP.
Consider changing your settings from private to public so we can reach out to you - and don't be afraid to share some of your story in the team forums. It's the only way for you to really grasp that there are others in situations just like yours. You are NOT alone.
I'm so glad you've joined the Loving Our Kidneys team to help you on your healthy lifestyle journey! We are a great support team. Several of us have multiple diseases whose therapies conflict, so there is often talk amongst ourselves on the best courses of action to take.
I empathize with the depression and memory struggles you are facing. I'm on disability for short team memory issues and have been fighting severe depression since I was a teenager.
When you need an ear, our team mates are there for us.
You have picked an awesome team to become a member of..... Beth (INDYGIRL) has so very much to share and so much knowledge from her own personal battle with weight loss and health issues. The team at large is very supportive and encouraging and always willing to share what they have learned, heard, or lived through....... Dive in, post, ask questions, and support others so they can support you as well! Welcome to the team and WE are all so glad you joined!
Debbie / NEWTEXDEBBIE/ Co-Leader of INDYGIRL Team www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=50783