About Me

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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Searching the net

Are You Male or Female?


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

had nephritis as a child, my re-flux valves got damaged, but no-one did anything about it until my kidneys, at the age of 24-ish decided enough was enough and stopped working

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

Kidney - My Mom donated

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

I am on 100mg Immuran, 7.5 Prednisone and other silly things. I take a VitB, VitC and Omega3 supplements. I also take Melatonin and L-Carnitine. I had a giggle at the "fav foods" bit - anyone on cortisone knows how hard it is to resit any type of food. I dont have a fav! I love food :)

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

15 years this year! Hard to believe its gone so quick, very hard to accept I probably only have another 15 to go before something "bad" happens.

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I need other transplant people to talk to.

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

Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Where do I begin? I have a blog with my Transplant Story on, if anyone is really that interested in reading it

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

I am turning 40 this year. I have 2 wonderful boys aged 18 & 8. I am single. I love, absolutely LOVE crafting and am completely addicted to Pinterest - better than smoking, which I quit - going on over 300 days, cold-turkey, very proud of myself!!

Share your interests and hobbies

anything crafty/diy. I make my own greeting cards and things.I have another blog site : karins-crafts-and-things.webnode.com (hope thats the correct link. i post my craft stuff and sometimes rant there. my full tx story is posted there as well.

What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Johannesburg, South Africa

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  • hi, I am doing ok thanks. waiting for dialysis. Kidney function stable for now but i am so very tired every day.

    i hope you are well



  • How are you feeling Karin

  • Karin

    I m really sorry, I know things are getting worse , but please tell me is there any body who can donate you a kidney , if yes we can try your transplant in India, what best possible from me I will do that , but if you have a donor pls message me .!

  • Happy Birthday to you Kazmut


  • "Happy Birthday Kazmct !"

  • amazimg.....you write so well, i feel i am there living it with you. i do feel or have some of the things you talk about but like you i cant stay focused on them too long for what is the point of dwelling when we do have the gift of life and get to see our children grow. yes in many ways our life is limitied at times but we are still here to live it and i am so thankful for every second.........i am blessed with a gift of life. 

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