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Transplant December 18th

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharri Stull Anderson Jan 9, 2016. 5 Replies

Just waking up in the hospital 2 days after getting a kidney from my wife! So far everything is going as well as expected. My creatinine has dropped from 1180 pre-transplant, to 164 just 2 days…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by largedaryl Nov 19, 2015. 1 Reply

Yesterday we got the news that my wife has been cleared to donate me a kidney, and we are scheduled to have the transplant done on December 18th.  It really is such a whirlwind of emotions that have…Continue


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Just wondering if anyone else who is doing hemodialysis had any issues with infiltration when they first started.  I had my first treatment tuesday for 3 hours and everything went great - but the 2nd…Continue


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GFR and dialysis

Posted on May 30, 2015 at 20:39 3 Comments

Hi everyone,

I am wondering if someone can answer a question for me - I have IGA nephropathy, and am now at 10% GFR, I had bloodwork done a few days ago and my creatinine was at 601.  Other than feeling quite tired all of the time, I have no other major complaints - I am working full-time as a physiotherapist, exercise daily, and continue to do everything I have before being diagnosed with IGA.  Aside from the IGA I am very healthy.  Im wondering if there is a "standard" number at…


just a question

Posted on February 1, 2015 at 18:59 4 Comments

Hi all,

I am wondering if any of you received a live-donor transplant, and if so what the whole procedure was like.  I meet with my nephrologist in 2 weeks, and the plan was to begin discussing a live-donor transplant and getting my potential donors tested to see if anyone is a match.  I am still at 18% kidney function, and am not on dialysis yet, though I am going to meet with the surgeon for a fistula consult soon.

Im wondering what the whole time-line was like for those of…


My First Entry

Posted on December 3, 2014 at 19:33 3 Comments

Let me begin by saying how wonderful I think it is that a site like this exists.  I have quickly discovered that living with a chronic kidney disease can sometimes be a lonely place.

I wanted to become a member here so that I have a place to discuss many of my concerns which I am sure all of you have as well.  I find myself feeling lost lately, worried about what the future will look like.  I am 27 years old, engaged to be married to the love of my life this summer. I was diagnosed…


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