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Disease not cancer

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    When I first got diagnosed with CKD stage 3, I slowly began informing my family. One day my nephew was talking about how he needed an excuse to get out of work to come to the family picnic while we were shopping. I told him to say his aunt had kidney disease stage 3 and you needed to make sure she was okay. He laughed, and I said to him well it wouldn't be a lie. He gets wide eyed and looks at me and blurts out YOU HAVE KIDNEY CANCER!!! I try to calm him down but at first he didn't comprehend how a disease can have stages like cancer. He heard Stage 3 and assumed cancer. So in the middle of the store Im trying to calm down a 17 year old who thought his aunt had cancer.
    My mom was laughing so hard.