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Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com

Yes


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Transplant buddies


Are You Male or Female?

Female


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

I am not the recipient. My boyfriend of 5 years had type 1 diabetes which led to kidney failure. We have been through every type of dialysis there is, ending with me administering it at home with home hemo through NxStage. "The Call" came about a month ago. He had the SKP (simultaneous kidney/transplant) on my birthday :) It has not been the smoothest road since then (or over the last couple of years!) and I would love to be able to talk with someone, anyone about all kinds of different things.


Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

Simultaneous Kidney/Pancreas Transplant - June 2012


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

one month


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

Advice, questions, experiences, stories, understanding.....


Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

Barnes Jewish Hospital - St. Louis, Mo


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

It's all so new. And it has been hard. He and I are looking forward to a different (normal) lifestyle very much and are so very grateful. We are just ready for that to start. Considering I am signing up for Transplant Friends from the couch in his hospital room....just wondering when it is going to get better? I know it will. Trying to stay postive for him...and for myself too.


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  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY ASHLEY!

  • So nice that you got a transplant. You and your boyfriend have been through so much. If you have questions for me, drop me a note. I would be glad to help however I can.

  • you are a nice girl. your bf is happy to have you. he is sure to recover. i  spent half a year to recover after transplat, now 34 years has passed, i am still healthy and live a very good life. hope you and your bf happy.

  • Thanks do much. I plan on writing up the whole shebang so I can give a little background. Just haven't had the chance yet. Gonna try to hit the caf for some grub then give it a go. It seems like such a mountain to climb - putting the last cpl of years in writing!
  • Hi AshleyRose

    Welcome to Transplant Friends! Give my best to your boyfriend. Yes your lives will get better. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your story.  Stick around with us. You are the Best!  He is very blessed to have you. Rise'

  • AshleyRose, I too had my kidney transplant at Barnes in 2007. My kidney problems were as a result of unrecognized high blood pressure, I believe. I started out with peritoneal dialysis at home and ended up with doing hemo dialysis before it was all over. After being on dialysis for 13 months, my wife gave me a kidney. Since you are a member of Transplant Buddies, you could sent me a pewrsonal message if you would like to ask some questions. I will try to answer tham for you as best I can.

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