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« Reply #25 on: May 27, 2011, 05:04:48 AM »

Echoing all the other posts. What sad news. My thoughts are with her family.
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Diagnosed PKD 1967, age 8
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« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2011, 08:12:30 AM »

If anyone wants to sign the guest book on Karen's obituary, you can do it here:

http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/democratandchronicle/guestbook.aspx?n=karen-polmenteer&pid=151291342&cid=full

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1996 - Diagnosed with Proteinuria
2000 - Started seeing nephrologist on regular basis
Mar 2010 - Started Aranesp shots - well into CKD4
Dec 1, 2010 - Transplant Eval Appt - Listed on Feb 10, 2012
Apr 18, 2011 - Had fistula placed at GFR 8
April 20, 2011 - Had chest cath placed, GFR 6
April 22, 2011 - Started in-center HD. Continued to work FT and still went out and did things: live theater, concerts, spend time with friends, dine out, etc
May 2011 - My Wonderful Donor offered to get tested!
Oct 2011  - My Wonderful Donor was approved for surgery!
November 23, 2011 - Live-Donor Transplant (Lynette the Kidney gets a new home!)
April 3, 2012 - Routine Post-Tx Biopsy (creatinine went up just a little, from 1.4 to 1.7)
April 7, 2012 - ER admit to hospital, emergency surgery to remove large hematoma caused by biopsy
April 8, 2012 - In hospital dialysis with 2 units of blood
Now: On the mend, getting better! New Goal: No more in-patient hospital stays! More travel and life adventures!
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« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2011, 06:37:24 PM »

My thoughts  and prayers  are  with  her  family  and friends!!! 
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« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2011, 08:20:33 PM »

If anyone wants to sign the guest book on Karen's obituary, you can do it here:

http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/democratandchronicle/guestbook.aspx?n=karen-polmenteer&pid=151291342&cid=full

KarenInWA
Thanks for the link.

 :grouphug;
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« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2011, 08:33:42 PM »

I wanna cry.  :'( :'( :'(
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« Reply #30 on: May 27, 2011, 10:48:57 PM »

May she rest in peace. No more needles, doctors or hospitals now. Thanks for that link to the guest book, KarenInWA.
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« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2011, 11:10:07 PM »

If anyone wants to sign the guest book on Karen's obituary, you can do it here:

http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/democratandchronicle/guestbook.aspx?n=karen-polmenteer&pid=151291342&cid=full

KarenInWA

Thank you Karen.
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
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She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
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Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
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« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2011, 11:17:53 PM »

I seriously don't know what to say....when I read this post I got emotionally angry...she was less than a year older than me. Brings back into perspective how unfair this disease is.
RIP Karen, you are back with your mom now!
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On WI transplant list- June 25th, 2009
Pediatric 2 kidney transplant- July 6th, 2009 (3/6 antigen match)
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« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2011, 05:39:30 AM »

after I saw this I went to the gym as I was soooooo angry, don't know who's ass got kicked more the gym or mine. I am just sooooooo mad Karen and her family have been through so much yet she let nothing get in the way of her hopes and dreams. I am so tired of losing members on here and there's not a damn thing we can do about it, everyone outside here thinks once you get a kidney all is good and that at times so is not the case. Karen is another loss that just breaks my heart.....
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« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2011, 09:28:38 AM »

I saw this yesterday  and  thought about this all night .....  So young....  This disease makes you think about life so much differently...   I was planning for retirment and what I would do when I go old.....   I am not old  but I am thinking that I need to get living life and go do the things that I want to while I can....  All of this makes me think that life is very short....   I am so sorry that this has happened...
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Nxstage    Feb 2010
Extended Nxstage March 2011

Transplant Sept 2, 2011

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« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2011, 02:56:13 PM »

 :'(
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« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2011, 05:02:17 PM »

I just noticed on another post she had her transplant on 8/2010 which makes even more sad.
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Diabetes -  age 7

Neuropathy in legs age 10

Eye impairments and blindness in one eye began in 95, major one during visit to the Indy 500 race of that year
   -glaucoma and surgery for that
     -cataract surgery twice on same eye (2000 - 2002). another one growing in good eye
     - vitrectomy in good eye post tx November 2003, totally blind for 4 months due to complications with meds and infection

Diagnosed with ESRD June 29, 1999
1st Dialysis - July 4, 1999
Last Dialysis - December 2, 2000

Kidney and Pancreas Transplant - December 3, 2000

Cataract Surgery on good eye - June 24, 2009
Knee Surgery 2010
2011/2012 in process of getting a guide dog
Guide Dog Training begins July 2, 2012 in NY
Guide Dog by end of July 2012
Next eye surgery late 2012 or 2013 if I feel like it
Home with Guide dog - July 27, 2012
Knee Surgery #2 - Oct 15, 2012
Eye Surgery - Nov 2012
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« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2011, 12:01:08 PM »

I have avoided posting --- it is tragic, sad, unbelievable.  We had our transplants 3 weeks apart.  Why her?  I know there isn't an answer.  But she wanted a chance to be normal so much.  My heart aches for her family.  They must feel so lost.   Feeling anger is a good way to describe my feelings, too.   Transplants aren't a cure -- they are a good choice of treatment, but they come with their own set of risks.    I just want to hit something!!

We will not forget Karen and we will continue to fight this disease to honor Karen.  You were loved by many.
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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2011, 05:46:42 PM »

Such a nice girl she was, this is tragic news. Everyone can post here until I get a chance to add her to the memorial. I am going to be away for about a week so I will try and get this done before I go. Thanks Monrein for letting us know.
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« Reply #39 on: June 08, 2011, 12:14:32 AM »

 :'(  no words yet.
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« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2011, 10:28:25 AM »

My heart goes out to her family.
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« Reply #41 on: June 08, 2011, 11:25:39 AM »

I hated reading about this.  I am so sorry for her friends and family.
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« Reply #42 on: June 08, 2011, 02:39:03 PM »

still thinking about karen loads  :(
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« Reply #43 on: June 08, 2011, 03:27:26 PM »

I'm so sorry for the family and Karen.  She still had so much life to live.  And she wanted to live it.  I hope she is in a better place. 

She will be missed here on IHD.

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« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2011, 09:01:12 PM »

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« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2011, 09:24:45 PM »

Rest in peace, dear girl.
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« Reply #46 on: August 24, 2011, 01:01:40 AM »

Oh Karen sometime this month last year you received a kidney...I hope where you are now you are happy and healthy in your new body....miss you....

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1995 - AV Fistula placed
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10 transplant years = spleenectomy, gall bladder removed, liver biopsy, bone marrow aspiration.
July 27, 2010 Started dialysis for the first time ever.
June 21, 2011 2nd kidney nonrelated living donor
September 2013 Liver Cancer tumor.
October 2013 Ablation of liver tumor.
Now scans every 3 months to watch for new tumors.
Now Status 7 on the wait list for a liver.
How about another decade of solid health?
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« Reply #47 on: August 24, 2011, 01:08:58 AM »

August 27th she received her kidney....
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1995 - AV Fistula placed
Dec 7, 1999 cadaver transplant saved me from childhood dialysis!
10 transplant years = spleenectomy, gall bladder removed, liver biopsy, bone marrow aspiration.
July 27, 2010 Started dialysis for the first time ever.
June 21, 2011 2nd kidney nonrelated living donor
September 2013 Liver Cancer tumor.
October 2013 Ablation of liver tumor.
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« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2011, 11:56:33 PM »

I am so sorry to hear this. Karen was such a wonderful girl with so much potential. I'd hoped her transplant would be her ticket forward. She was very brave considering all her family went through when her mom died of cancer and also dealing with kidney disease. I have children her age so her death seems so tragic.
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« Reply #49 on: August 26, 2011, 07:41:15 PM »

I'm just now seeing this post.  Very sad news. Rest in eternal peace, Karen.   :'(
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Nov 5, 2011 - THREE YEARS POST TRANSPLANT!  :D
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