About BJR

About BJR:

  • Born Anchorage, Alaska in the early years of the 70s in the first 12 months of the year to Southern Baptist Missionaries
  • Lived in King Salmon, Eagle River, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Austin.
  • Software Product Management and Product Strategy is what I do professionally (or unprofessionally)
  • In 2003 I was diagnosed with MPGN-1 which destroyed 95% of my kidney function
  • In 2004 my cousin Diane gave me a kidney (yep, amazing)
  • In November 2011 I ran my first Ironman in Arizona.
  • In 2011 I moved to Sydney, Australia, and I work for Atlassian, the best job I’ve ever had
  • I now live in Manly Beach, Australia.
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3 thoughts on “About BJR

  1. Thanks for posting “Confessions of a (reformed) homophobe”. I noticed a small typographical error I thought you’d like to know about. I don’t think you meant, “Later than week”.

  2. Hi, I wanted to thank you for a blog entry you wrote quite some time ago now; http://www.bryanjrollins.com/MPGN1/peritonealDialysis.html.

    I’ve just had a pd tube fitted a week ago and in the run up to the op I was trying to find out as much as I could about what the tube would be like and how it would affect my life. I’d read through plenty of sites and info sheets, most from fairly big and well funded sources but that little blog helped more than anything else. It explained all the things i needed to know and was much more relatable. I actually ended having the same balls-in-a-vice pain (you’re right. It REALLY hurts!) But even in that agony, just knowing what was happening helped so much.

    So I guess what I’m saying is thanks. Thanks for writing and posting that blog all that time ago and for all the useful info you put there. I’m so glad that life is going well for you and hope that posting on this unrelated post isn’t too intrusive, but I couldn’t figure out how else to thank you.

    All the best, Jay

    • Jay,

      Thanks a ton for saying that. Despite that page being over 10 years old, I usually hear from someone once every week or two who has found the page.

      I’m really glad you said something – not intrusive at all!

      All the best with PD – it has it’s challenges, but life was much better on it than before.

      Bryan

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