Updated: Aug 2, 2020
My name is Caitlin La and I am currently an MSc Medical Art Student at the University of Dundee. For my masters research project I have created an educational website on Nephroptosis for healthcare professionals and the general public containing illustrations, 3D model and animation to raise awareness of this condition in the hope to aid sufferers in a quicker diagnosis. As a member of a Nephroptosis support group, it is apparent the growing number of members who are searching for a diagnosis, information and support on this condition.
As I have previously suffered from severe and debilitating symptoms from nephroptosis and struggled for a diagnosis and surgical treatment, I would like to share my story in the hope I can help others who may be in the same situation I was back in 2016.
Due to symptomatic nephroptosis being such a rare condition, I would like to encourage you to become a member of the blog and grow this online platform to provide a place for discussion to help and support anyone who has experienced or is suffering from nephroptosis.
*This blog will be open to anyone who has been diagnosed, or suspects they have nephroptosis.*
I will look forward to hearing from you all and I will post my nephroptosis story soon!