in 2007 i had my left kidney removed and the right one removed in 2009.my neph said one had to go or no transplant.after the first came out i spent 12 months tossing up the idea about the other coming out, while on a visit to see the surgeon,she made up mind up for me,she placed the consent form under my nose and said sign,which i did or still tossing up the idea.she explained that the kidney was a waste of space,with no functionality.having 2 times 4.5 kilo kindeys removed , is a great weight loss method :urcrazy;who needs jenny craig definetly felt better, not having to drag the excess weight aroundcan't say there was any discomfort,just the usual from surgerynot taking a pee becomes normal after the brain realises "can't do that anymore.after a tx you quickly become re aquainted,with that particular functionafter both kidneys removed, no real side effects, just ups and downs of dialysisdefinetly worth it,transplant came in september 10all going well at the momentgood luck with it all
Forgive me if I am wrong, but I am getting the impression that other posters are assuming you have PKD, woodsman. I don't recall you saying PKD is the cause of your kidney failure, or am I mistaken?Again, why exactly do they want to remove your kidneys? What are they expecting these cysts to do?
How are we veering off topic? The questions were for people with both kidneys removed to answer. Just because the answers so far have been as a result of PKD it doesn't make it any less relevant than someone having them removed due to cancer or any other illness. Woodsman wants to know what it's like to have no kidneys & that's the information being provided.