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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?

Male


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"


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  • Ahhhhh, that worked. :)

  • Thanks very much.  I will follow your advice, however, having trouble navigating the board.  Nothing works at this point.  Can't post.  Going to try to hit the comment button and see if that'll work.  Here goes:

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