Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Someone on WebMD answered a question about my dialysis and it's relation to short term memory loss. The respondent suggested I go here to learn about people having questions with kidney transplants and see posts of others who've had a kidney transplant and how it's working for them.
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
It started with a chronic blockage of my bladder. So much recycling the bad stuff back into the kidneys they went on strike for higher pay and better working conditions. Of course, I didn't know that at that time. Had to drop in the middle of my kitchen floor before something was done. First 4 months I was in the hospital, I had 3 major operations, 2 twilight sleep procedures, 4 MRI's, 3 CAT scans, intubation here and there. Now I just finished my 292nd dialysis treatment.
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
At the moment, this is a question I will be able to answer once I get the transplant. According to my social worker, there's paperwork, counseling, psychological assessment before I even get on the list. I understand the waiting list is almost 3 years long at this time.
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
Sensipar (parathyroid) and Sevelamer (phosphate blocker). My favorite foods are all the ones I have to limit or avoid altogether in a Renal diet.
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
Once it's done, many, many years.
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
I was advised that this is the place to go for people who may have questions/doubts/concerns about getting a transplant, and also to see how life changes (by patient testimony) for those who have received a new organ.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
Florida Hospital in Orlando has a Kidney Institute and transplant center. Once a donor is found, I would probably be going there. https://www.floridahospital.com/kidney-transplant
What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country
Orlando, FL. East side about 10 miles away from the "Space Coast"