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« on: May 14, 2011, 05:20:41 PM »

Greetings from Florida.  I have been lurking for a little bit over the last few months and wow is there a ton of information on this site.  Doctors first noticed problems with my kidneys when I was five years old.  They believe as a infant I had a infection, possibly strep and it went unchecked for a long period of time and it severely damaged the kidneys.  I was pretty much fine for thirty years except for a little bit of blood in the urine and creatinine ran a little high.  Back in 2008 I had some standard blood tests for a doc and I was at about 25% function.  Lost most function over the next couple of years and I had to have a fistula done in December 2010 to prepare for dialysis when it healed.  Ten days after I had the fistula I get the call late at night that they have a kidney for me.  I had the kidney transplant from a cadaver in December 2010 and for the most part everything is going good.

I am fully aware that I was extremely lucky to have not had dialysis and to be on the list for such a short time.  I can't really stress enough how much valuable information is on this board and I am glad that I found it because it has helped me out a tremendous amount since i had the transplant.
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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 05:30:04 PM »

Good to hear!
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Diagnosed with Alport Syndrome in 2004.
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 07:23:08 PM »

Well, hello and so glad you decided to de-lurk!  :rofl;

I've heard of others who were on the wait list only for a short time.  :2thumbsup;

Congrats on that!

Chime in often.

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Carl transplanted with cadaveric kidney, February 3, 2011. :)
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 07:35:39 PM »

      :welcomesign;      C904. Sounds like you have gone through alot in your life! Glad to have you here on IHD. It is an awesome site, with really good advise, so I have found personally. Just ask away & you will get an answer!

Again, welcome aboard!


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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 07:44:35 PM »

Good to see another transplant recipient :2thumbsup;  I agree, this site is awesome.  I have learned more here than any other source.  I had my transplant 6 weeks ago and am just so grateful that IHD has members who are willing to share their experiences.   :welcomesign;
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 10:21:39 PM »

G'day C904 and  :welcomesign;:ausflag;.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 02:21:30 AM »

 :welcomesign; C904! Congrats on being on The List such a short time!
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 08:48:59 AM »

Welcome to the group, C904.  I'm happy that you got a transplant so quickly, and glad you found us!
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2011, 11:01:12 AM »

Hello C904, and welcome to IHD.  I'm so glad you joined us.  How wonderful that you have your new kidney.  It was meant to be.  I hope it lasts a lifetime.

Come often there is always something new to read.

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