MY PKD LIFE Bridging Gap the After my surprise diagnosis, I'm committed to advocating for other people like me. By Tatiana Mangwi, as told to Leslie Pepper Photography by Adreinne Waheed I 14 PKD LIFE * FALL 2022 struggled with stomach pain my entire life. The discomfort would come and go, and ranged from mild intensity to put-me-on-the-floor force. Nobody in my family ever took it seriously. You ate something bad, you're just stressed, you have a stomach bug, look at your diet, you need to rest was all I ever heard. Assuming that doctors would dismiss it, too, I never sought medical treatment.