Art A.

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Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) - 360Interviews

Part 29: Giving My Kidney to My Dad

Karin talks about the requirements and consequences of being an organ donor.  Also, she describes going to the transplant center and learning ...

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Part 30: Kidney Transplant Surgery Recovery

Karin talks about what her recovery from organ transplant surgery will entail.  After 1-2 days in the hospital, she has to limit her activity ...

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Part 6 - Kidney Failure

Art talks about living with kidney problems for 10-12 years and trying to treat them with vitamins and supplements. Ultimately, he had to make the ...

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Chronic Kidney Disease - 360Interviews

Part 21: My Kidney Transplant

Art describes his experience on the day of his kidney transplant.  

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Part 26: Learning About My Dad's Kidney Disease

Karen's talks about how surprising it was to learn about the seriousness and progression of Art's kidney disease.  

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Part 29: Giving My Kidney to My Dad

Karin talks about the requirements and consequences of being an organ donor.  Also, she describes going to the transplant center and learning ...

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Part 30: Kidney Transplant Surgery Recovery

Karin talks about what her recovery from organ transplant surgery will entail.  After 1-2 days in the hospital, she has to limit her activity ...

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Part 6 - Kidney Failure

Art talks about living with kidney problems for 10-12 years and trying to treat them with vitamins and supplements. Ultimately, he had to make the ...

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Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia - 360Interviews

Part 21: My Kidney Transplant

Art describes his experience on the day of his kidney transplant.  

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Part 26: Learning About My Dad's Kidney Disease

Karen's talks about how surprising it was to learn about the seriousness and progression of Art's kidney disease.  

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Part 29: Giving My Kidney to My Dad

Karin talks about the requirements and consequences of being an organ donor.  Also, she describes going to the transplant center and learning ...

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Part 30: Kidney Transplant Surgery Recovery

Karin talks about what her recovery from organ transplant surgery will entail.  After 1-2 days in the hospital, she has to limit her activity ...

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Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) - 360Interviews

Part 9 - Diet and Exercise

Art shares how changes to his eating habits and exercise have helped him feel a little better.

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Diabetes - Type 1 - 360Interviews

Part 23: Getting Through My Sickness

Art expresses his gratitude for the overwhelming amount of support he received from family and friends while he was sick.

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Diabetes - Type 2 - 360Interviews

Part 19: Steroids Worsened My Diabetes

Art talks about being prescribed steroids in order to get his kidney problems under control.  Ultimately, however, the steroids caused his sug...

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Part 20: My Diabetes is Under Control

Art talks about how steroids led to complications with his diabetes by making his blood sugar levels skyrocket.  Since then, he has managed to...

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Part 22: Preventing Diabetes

Art shares some of the insights he has gained through his journey with diabetes.  He recommends living a preventative lifestyle- meaning watch...

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Hemorrhoids - 360Interviews

Part 9 - Diet and Exercise

Art shares how changes to his eating habits and exercise have helped him feel a little better.

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) - 360Interviews

Part 9 - Diet and Exercise

Art shares how changes to his eating habits and exercise have helped him feel a little better.

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Prostate Cancer - 360Interviews

Part 27: My Dad's Prostate Cancer

Karin talks about the events surrounding her father's prostate canacer diagnosis.  Due to Art's diligence in receiving annual exams, t...

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Part 3 - My Medical History

Art talks about his prior medical history leading up to his kidney transplant, including surgery for a slipped disc and treatment for prostate canc...

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Part 4 - Dealing with prostate cancer

Art talks about catching his prostate cancer diagnosis early and talking with his children about the condition.

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Part 5 - Psychological Effects of Prostate Cancer

Art talks about the psychological effects of treatment for prostate cancer and how it mentally wore him down.

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Misc. Stories - 360Interviews

Part 1 - My life story

Art reflects on his life, from growing up in Queens, NY, to his life in the military, and his career and retirement.

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Part 10 - My Treatment...

Art tells us what happens during his dialysis treatments.

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Part 11 - Energy After a Long Day

Art talks about what a day of dialysis treatment is like and how he didn't realize how bad he was feeling until he started to feel better.

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Part 12 - Getting Sick

Art talks about his efforts not to get too sick and go into kidney failure and how his lab results would continue to fluctuate over time .

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Part 13: The Donor Process

Art discusses the conversation he had with his physician about finding a donor for a kidney transplant, and some of the issues he came across durin...

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Part 14: I Didn't Have to Wait 5 Years

>Art talks about the criteria for a perfect kidney transplant match, and the organ transplant exchange program.  At the time this interview wa...

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Part 15: The Complete Process

>Art talks about his meeting with his doctor during which the complete process of the surgery and recovery were detailed to him.  Compared wit...

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Part 16: When They Know, I'll Know

Art weighs in on how long it takes doctors to know whether or not a transplanted kidney will develop problems for the recipient.  Also, he des...

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Part 17: What Led to My Diagnosis

Art talks about how his diabetes, which he admittedly did not pay enough attention to, led to complications with his kidneys. ...

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Part 18: I Didn't Listen to My Doctors

Art admits to not taking his diabetes as seriously as he should have.  He has since learned his lesson, and his blood sugar is at a healthy le...

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Part 2 - My family

Art talks about his family and his two children, who are now all grown up.

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Part 24: Growing up with My Dad

Karen reminisces about what it was like growing up with Art as her father.  She has fond memories playing sports with him, her friends, and he...

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Part 25: Watching My Dad Become Ill

Karen shares her observations regarding her dad's health throughout her lifetime.  When she was a kid he definitely wasn't diabetic bu...

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Part 28: Regretting Taking My Dad's Illness Lightly

Karin expresses some regret for not paying closer attention to the state of her father's health.  She attributes this partly to Art's ...

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Part 31: Best Decision of My Life

Karin talks about her anxiety surrounding the operation being eased by discussions with people who were educated on the topic.  She became eve...

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Part 32: Given the "Green Light"

Karin talks about the amount of control given to the donor during the planning stages of an organ transplant operation.  The donor can choose ...

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Part 33: Health Update

Art provides an update on the state of his health.  He's at about 90%, with the medication causing some weakness and fatigue.  Howeve...

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Part 34: Given the 'Green Light'

Karin talks about the amount of control given to the donor during the planning stages of an organ transplant operation.  The donor can choose ...

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Part 35: After the Transplant

Art says he feels pretty good after the transplant.  He's at about 90%, and his strength hasn't completely returned.  The anti-re...

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Part 36: Before the Surgery

Art talks about the informational meetings that took place leading up to the surgery.  He explains that the original kidneys are left alone to...

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Part 37: Living After a Transplant

Art talks about being interviewed about the exchange program.  He reported having no complaints about the entire process.  He also he exp...

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Part 38: Meeting the Donors

Art describes what it was like to meet the donors involved in the exchange program after the surgery.  The event was covered by major televisi...

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Part 39: The Exchange Program

Art describes finding out about the exchange program- which allowed him to receive a kidney that was a better match than Karin's.  The who...

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Part 7 - Being Stubborn

Art reflects on not wanting to accept his diagnosis and being stubborn about going in for treatment.

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Part 8 - I Finally Listened

Art talks about not feeling sick at first, and then realizing that he was in dire need of going in for dialysis.

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