I found out I had polycystic kidneys in 1995. I’ve been doing dialysis three times a week for five years. I have three grown children who also have PKD. My firstborn is 47 and his three kids also have the disease. I have three more grandchildren but I’m not sure if they have it or not. None of my siblings have this disease. My parents suffer from other diseases, but not PKD. I’m 66 years old and I pray they will have a way to stop the cysts or develop a way to avoid dialysis. I’ve seen one invention where the artificial kidney is in the process of being tested in California. I just pray that it won’t be so expensive that no one can afford it.