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« Reply #50 on: February 24, 2009, 06:28:04 PM »


Do NOT tell them you think anti-rejection meds are over rated.
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« Reply #51 on: April 07, 2009, 02:51:05 AM »

I've never had a problem from Drs about drinking, or smoking cannabis. In hospital in England they give you a questionnaire that asks about recreational drug use - just for treatment (but not to stop treatment - clashing with other drugs etc), but there's never been any frowning or head shaking. Is the US really so condemnatory about stuff like that? As Mark E Smith of The Fall says, everyone knows that Doctors are worse than anyone else when it comes to drinking and drug taking.  :beer1;

On my Pottasium do eat/don't eat list it says no to beer and wine, but yes to Whisky and other spirits. I follow this advice religiously.
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« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2009, 04:11:00 PM »

ohhhh I would follow that advice toooo.....    :yahoo;
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« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2010, 12:19:01 PM »

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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
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« Reply #54 on: March 02, 2010, 02:08:43 PM »

Tomorrow I go to see my transplant doctor.
I'll make sure I don't tell him I'm fed up with waiting for his ass to decide when I'm "sick enough" to get my sister's kidney  (she is an 11/11 identical match). I'll have to find a very polite way of saying," What the hell am I waiting for? She offered, she matches, let's just get on with it then! That way she and I can both get on with our lives."
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« Reply #55 on: March 02, 2010, 02:46:42 PM »

Don't tell them about any of those 'close calls' with alcohol poisoning.
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Hyperparathyroidism developed gradually
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« Reply #56 on: March 02, 2010, 06:37:46 PM »

Tomorrow I go to see my transplant doctor.
I'll make sure I don't tell him I'm fed up with waiting for his ass to decide when I'm "sick enough" to get my sister's kidney  (she is an 11/11 identical match). I'll have to find a very polite way of saying," What the hell am I waiting for? She offered, she matches, let's just get on with it then! That way she and I can both get on with our lives."

11/11 match?  I've never heard of that.   Congratulations!
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« Reply #57 on: March 02, 2010, 06:58:39 PM »

Probably not a good idea to pull out a gun and say "I am not leaving without a kidney".

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« Reply #58 on: March 02, 2010, 10:31:46 PM »


Do not mention your past life as a call girl/escort.  :shy;
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2010, 04:02:29 AM »



"Will it make me look fat?"   
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« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2010, 05:56:19 PM »

"I'll be in the bar while waiting for my lab results."   :beer1;
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Oct 41, 2007 - Got fistula placed.
Feb 13, 2008 - Activated on "the list".
Nov 5, 2008 - Received living donor transplant from my sister-in-law, Etta.
Nov 5, 2011 - THREE YEARS POST TRANSPLANT!  :D
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« Reply #61 on: March 04, 2010, 12:49:57 AM »

"I'll be in the bar while waiting for my lab results."   :beer1;

 :rofl;
Classic!
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Expose yourself to your deepest fear. After that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free

..Nik..

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Mikes 'history'....
Born September 12 1983
Seizure July 2003 [Unrelated to kidney]
Diagnosed with 'Polycystic Kidney Disease' July 2003 (Wrong diagnosis)
Diagnosed with  IgA Glomerulonephritis April 2004
On active transplant waiting list 2006
Hyperparathyroidism developed gradually
Parathyroidectomy May 2009 (Affected kidney function)
Hospitalized for hyperkalemia June 2009
Catheter inserted June 2009


Started CAPD June 2009
Stared APD September 2009

ABO Incompatible transplant 01 December 2010
Donor = Mikes father Greg
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« Reply #62 on: February 23, 2011, 08:49:44 PM »

 :bump;  ;D
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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #63 on: February 23, 2011, 09:24:08 PM »

"I'll be in the bar while waiting for my lab results."   :beer1;

Hmmm, that does seem like something to do  :rofl; :rofl;
There are a few around by the hospital.
 
 
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« Reply #64 on: February 24, 2011, 03:34:54 AM »

Don't tell them that your new aged healer/psychic confirmed your vision that no anti rejection drugs were necessary!
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« Reply #65 on: March 26, 2011, 11:18:39 AM »


Do not mention your past life as a call girl/escort.  :shy;

Seriously, that should not make any  difference, to anything.
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« Reply #66 on: May 23, 2011, 02:28:54 AM »

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Jenna is our daughter, bad bladder damaged her kidneys.
Was on in-center hemodialysis 2003-2007.
7 yr transplant lost due to rejection.
She did PD Sept. 2013 - July 2017
Found a swap living donor using social media, friends, family.
New kidney in a paired donation swap July 26, 2017.
Her story ---> https://www.facebook.com/WantedKidneyDonor
Please watch her video: http://youtu.be/D9ZuVJ_s80Y
Living Donors Rock! http://www.livingdonorsonline.org -
News video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-7KvgQDWpU
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« Reply #67 on: May 23, 2011, 08:55:18 AM »

Don't tell them about the celebratory slice of cheese pizza right after surgery.
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« Reply #68 on: May 26, 2011, 07:15:53 PM »

Who do I make the check out to?

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« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2011, 07:19:52 PM »

Who do I make the check out to?

Wait that could be a good thing to say  :rofl; :rofl;
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   -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 #70 on: May 27, 2011, 05:17:57 PM »

Will the antirejection drugs interact with my recreational drug use?
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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 #71 on: May 28, 2011, 01:08:58 AM »

Thank you, thank you, thank you all for your sarcasm .  It really hit the spot for me.  Sorry I have nothing funny to add :bow;. After waiting for my transplant for the last 4 years this thread really hit the spot. 
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« Reply #72 on: May 29, 2011, 06:28:16 PM »

Really what do i say and what can i expect? i have my appointment on 12th and i am so afraid of them saying no. so what testing do they do i don't use drugs don't drink don't smoke what all do they do? i am told there will be a surgeon a transplant nurse a social worker and a financial ad visor is this true? please let me know what to expect thanks Vanessa
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« Reply #73 on: May 29, 2011, 06:56:02 PM »

vanessa, have you tried the advanced search option?  Click on the Advanced link, use only the word "evaluation" and search only in the Dialysis: Transplant Stories section and you can find dozens of discussions people have posted describing their own evaluations and asking questions about what to expect. 

As for what to expect - a lot information thrown at you in a hurry, a lot of questions about your finances and your family support system, and a lot of time spent waiting around.  Bring a book!
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« Reply #74 on: June 07, 2011, 01:45:08 PM »

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