About Me

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

Yes


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Google


Are You Male or Female?

Female


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

Type 1 Diabetes from age of 11 which led to Renal failure 21 years later


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

kidney & pancreas March 1999


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Prograf


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

13


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I hope that I can help or inspire others who have had or who are waiting for a similar transplant, especially as I have also had a baby post transplant and at the age of 42.


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

Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

I had my kidney & pancreas transplant in March 1999. Since then I have been in full time employment since January 2000, I bought my own house and lived on my own until December 2007 when I bought another house with my fiance. We got married in August 2008 and in May 2009 I had a baby boy called Luke James Phillip, Phillip was the name of my organ donor so we gave this name to Luke as without my organ donor, neither Luke nor I would be here.


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  •  Happy Birthday Claire ! 

  • Happy Birthday Claire!

  • Happy birthday Claire! Have a great day! You should jloin us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm central time. Hope to see you there!

  • Hello Claire, Happy Birthday. Have a Great Day/Night. Congrats on post tx of 13 yrs.

    Mr. T

  •  Happy Birthday Claire ! 

  • I'm on a pump right now so management isn't a huge issue but it would be nice to not have blood sugar numbers looming low or high.  Its become harder to manage that along with the baby and a full time job (I'm the director of a special needs program at a elementary school).  I do pretty well until I get home in the evening and then any desire to do much is gone.  I am a bit worried about the rejection drugs and the imuno suppressent problems that go along with the whole thing.  I'm worried about all the no no's I've read and how that will factor in for me.  I am however looking forward to increased energy!!!!!  Your little boy is darling as well.  Love his chubby cheeks!  P.S. I was just looking at his pictures and I didn't know they had Halloween in England!  You learn something every day!

     

     

  • Sage was 5 and 1/2 weeks early also due to BP and increasing kidney decline. My kidney doc wanted me to be induced earlier and my high risk OB wanted to push me as far as I'd go. I'd already gone further than they thought so I think he wanted me to go further to see how far they could get me. I think it was a blessing that he was off when another OB decided to take her early.  I still have enough kidney function left to not need dialysis as a result :)  She was 4 lbs. and did stay 2 weeks in the NICU but was strong the whole stay.  She just needed to get eating down.  She is opinionated and on schedule for everything!  She wears me out and she's only 10 mo. old!  I"m on the K/P list although they keep trying to get me to just do a kidney only.  My nephro and endo want the K/P for me. 

  • Hi Claire,

    Glad to hear you are doing well with your kidney and pancreas!  I had my baby about 10 mo. ago.  I haven't had a transplant as of yet and the pregnancy increased the need for one most definitely.  I had about 40% function then and now have about 20% I think.  I had my tubes tied after I had her and now I wish I hadn't reading some stories of people having babies afterwards.  I am 39 though so I guess its ok.  Continued good health to you!

  • Hi Claire! I had a kidney transplant in 2007 and I recently got married in October of last year. I was wondering if you could offer any information on pregnancy after transplant. I do want children in the future, not the near future, but after I am able to get settled in my career. I am curious but I am finding it difficult to find any info on the topic.
  • Happy Birthday, Claire!!!
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