Swollen ankles, that is how it all started. Then the swelling moved up my legs and made me miserable! Doctors did blood work only, and what turned into an eight-month ordeal could have been avoid by a simple urine test. Never in a million years would I have thought the problem was my kidneys. People really do take them for granted, and now I am always telling my friends and family to ask for a kidney screening. Early detection can be the key factor with kidney disease. Be your own advocate!