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

Microscopic Polyangitis (Vasculitis)

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

Kidney transplant

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

All of the transplant drugs plus Omeprazole, Buproprion, Colace, Metoprolol, Vitamin D, Melatonin and alprazolam for sleep. All foods are my favorite except lima beans, liver, and beets.

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

10 months

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I am losing my hair and freaking out about it.

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

Banner University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

I now HAVE a life and I hired a personal trainer and getting some strength and stamina back. However, I gained 40 lbs. and that does not make me happy. Can't lose it, even with dieting. But, if I have to keep the 40 lbs. in order to keep my new kidney (whose name is Scooter), then so be it. However, the hair loss is a real bummer. Weight and hair loss? Not happy. Ability to travel? Joyous!

Share your interests and hobbies

Ballroom dancing, swimming, hiking, biking, reading

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

Tucson, AZ United States

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  • Thanks for that welcome note, Kidneyboy!  Scooter and I are getting along fine so far.  I am having a little pain for the past few days where he was "installed," but it's not much and very dull, so I think it's a nothing.  Doctor was pushing very hard when I went to see him, so that may be the reason for the pain.  It's absolutely wonderful to be off of dialysis.  The hair loss and weight gain are a bummer, but, hey, I can go anywhere I want!  I hope you are doing well, too.  Thanks for contacting me.

  • Welcome, Norma Sue to Transplant Friends! I hope you and Scooter are doing well.

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