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I Had a Kidney Transplant

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    Kidney Transplant

    i was lucky enough that i didnt have to go on dialysis my younger cousin gave me one of his kidneys it will be 4 years in january 2012 and i have had no problems at all the doctors say my kidney is working probably btr than there 2 lol i still go for check ups every 3 months the...
    paulastars paulastars 31-35 1 Response Jun 22, 2011

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    My Transplant Story

    I was tewnty years old when I had my first kidney transplant. My older sister who is one of the most unselfesh person I have ever known but that is a separted story of its own. I had a bout of rejection right of the bat. It turns out I was allergic the immunosupression drugs...
    Frankee44 Frankee44 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    The Beginning Of A Long Journey

    my mom has been on diaylsis for 2 yrs. now and she finally got notice that we are going to alabama to have an evalution on her and possible me because i plan on donating one of my kidney's to her.But i am scared.I dont know what to expect and i have never had surgery before.can...
    donateakidney donateakidney 31-35 3 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    My Third Kidney Transplant

    I had my third kidney transplant 24/11/09,it was very very difficult this time,the kidney started rejecting so i had plasma exchange, 4 sessions in total,then i had lots of other anti rejection treatments as well as dialysis.Its the hardest thing ive ever done,and its still a...
    bigvic1973 bigvic1973 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    Lupus Caused My Kidney Failure

    I was diagnosed with lupus @ 17, cause some kidney dysfunction but nothing bad. Started plaquenil and imuran. Everything was ok until I became pregnant with my only child. I had to stop taking lupus meds, lupus flared while preggo, total failure at 29 weeks and started dialysis...
    Puglover8946 Puglover8946 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    Second Inning Started

    I had kidney transplant on 10, oct. 2007.My aunt who donated me kidney is fine. I firm believe that positivity is very important in such situation. It gives mental strength for the further journey. Be positive , think positive n then see what happens.
    satish1111 satish1111 31-35 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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    Better Safe, Than Sorry.

    I'm a kidney transplant patient and to be honest, my life has been interesting. The first transplant I had when I was 3 years old, which came from my dad. I was in such poor health until that point. I owe him a lot. Up until a few years ago, my kidney was doing good and then it...
    MountainKing MountainKing 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Hey everyone, if you could please take a few

    minutes of your time to view this page, it would be highly appreciated! Anything from a donation, a share of the link or even a prayer he is greatly thankful for. #donatelife www.gofundme.com/robbieharrison THANKYOU!
    Recklessjuliet13 Recklessjuliet13 22-25, F Jan 26, 2014

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    Hi - I was diagnosed at 19,

    kidneys failed at 27 and i spent almost 10 years on peritoneal dialysis before getting a cadaver transplant. It will be 10 years old in October but it is now failing. i have had an awesome 10 years and am just not able to cope with the thought of going back to that "life". i...
    sherabyl sherabyl 46-50, F Aug 2

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    Welcome To China For Kidney Transplant. All The Cost Is 65000usd

    Welcome to China for kidney transplant. all the cost is 65000USD I come from Guangzhou China, Our major is organ transplant, and I hope our website can provide the transplant info for you. If you or your friends need to have a kidney transplant, please visit: http://maglog.jp...
    transplantinchina transplantinchina 36-40, M Apr 23, 2011

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    Miracles Happen, Stay Positive

    My story started when I was 12 years old, I was given the wrong diagnosis. By the time I was taken to the ER, it was too late. I was not diabetic,but I had reflux(where your urine backs up into your kidneys). After six months of being on peritoneal dialysis, I got an infection...
    snickol snickol 36-40 4 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    New Kidney + Me = 2nd Life

    Growing up I would get migraines real, real bad. I would just sleep them off and never really thought there was a problem until They became more and more frequent. I never put any weight into them because my mother had them too...Hereditary, so I thought. One day my girlfriend...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 17, 2009

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    Kidney Transplant

    I had a kidney transplant in July 16th 08. It was my brother who donated. Its been a rollercoaster since ive had the transplant, both physically and emotionally. It was my brother who abused me when i was younger, so the whole things left me pretty confused. Im currently seeing a...
    star26 star26 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    Slightly Appalled

    I don't want your money. I couldn't possibly make that any clearer. I'm 23 years old and I live in the wonderful state of Ohio. Sarcasm intended. I have already started my way to being a living donor by filing my application here in Ohio. After receiving my results to guarantee...
    BrandonS89 BrandonS89 22-25 1 Response Feb 12, 2013

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    Kidney Transpant Patient Of 10 Years Battling Cmv

    Hi All, My father has been blessed with 10 years of managing to live with a new kidney but in the past year has had lots of hospital stays where the Cytomegalovirus (CMV) has caused him to experience fevers and other issues. Initially they placed him on Ganciclovir but when the...
    cobysan cobysan 26-30 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    I Had A Kidney Tranplant About 8 Years Ago And Have Stopped Taking My Medication

    Just like the title says, I have been a kidney transplant patient for about eight years now, and I have pretty much stopped taking all my anti-rejection medication. I am very worried about this fact. This is mostly down to my own forgetfulness. I have a tower of tablets that...
    Unwn Unwn 22-25 7 Responses Aug 1, 2011

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    Kidney Donors

    Kidney donors,renal transplant,transplantology,brokers,middlemen-you can see it all here: wwwkidneys4youcom
    AlbertGreg AlbertGreg 36-40, M Jul 18, 2011

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    I Had A Kidney Transplant December 6, 2006

    I would love to talk to somebody that has also had one. I live in southern California.
    LilChefChels LilChefChels 22-25, F 3 Responses May 5, 2012

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    Growin Up Fast...

    I was jus eleven years old wen the doctors told me my kidneys wernt goin to wrk anymore and wuld need a transplant...I got one 3 months later after i turned twelve. that one lasted for eleven yrs and quit wrkin ten I went on hemo dialysis for six yrs until my brother gave me one...
    rezgrlwi rezgrlwi 36-40, F Oct 19, 2012

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    I had a kidney transplant a year ago (5/13)

    and I read stories about a second chance and new beginnings and what not. I dont feel like that but sometimes feel guilty for not wanting this new "gift". I had plans of walking on and being finished with this world. I know how many people would kill to have the opportunity I...
    Dougwaters Dougwaters 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    It's been a year and a half

    since my transplant and all is going well.
    jamesthwi jamesthwi 36-40, M Feb 9, 2014

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    Kidney Transplant

    While surfing on the Internet,I found this site dealing with kidney transplant- kidneys4you.com
    AlbertGreg AlbertGreg 36-40, M Jul 17, 2011

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    Almost 13 Years Since My Transplant

      i received my kidney from my brother, we had all matching entigens, like we were twins. i have had absolutely no problems! in the last few days i have been experiencing some odd sensations at my transplanted kidney area. could anyone tell me what symptoms are present if...
    rodeoap rodeoap 46-50 2 Responses Dec 16, 2010

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    My Life As A Little Person, Being On Dialysis And Later, Being Blessed With A New Kidney!

    I am a 43 year old female and was born a little person with dislocated hips. I am the only LP in my family; therefore, I was not raised around any other LPs. I manage rather well despite my small stature (3'9"). I am the baby of the family and I was the only one to graduate high...
    TynyWonder TynyWonder 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    My New Life

    This was originally posted by me under another user name a while ago.. I left and came back, so I just took it as mine again...:P Growing up I would get migraines real, real bad. I would just sleep them off and never really thought there was a problem until They became...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    Working On Third Kidney Transplant!

    I am 33yrs old and just got back on the kidney list again for a third transplant looking for a living donor but cant find one they tell me its a 10 year waiting time for a kidney. I pray everyday for a mircle!
    sweetcheeks28 sweetcheeks28 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2010

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    About 20 years ago I was diagnosed with kidney

    disease. About 12 years ago I was given a fistula so that I might go on dialysis. 7 years ago I went on dialysis. After 2 years I lucked out and got a kidney transplant on nov. 10th 2010. Last month they told me that my new kidney has the same inflammatory kidney disease...
    duke15 duke15 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    I had a kidney transplant 9 yars ago.

    Even today I feel blessed for that and have a great and healthy life. After the surgery and recovery, I got married and now I have two kids (6 and 4 years old). My mother was the donor. At this moment, I'm at the hospital, for some anual exams. I strongly recommend that you take...
    gscarance gscarance 41-45, M Jul 31, 2014

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    Waiting For My Happy Beginning

    Well im 23 years old and right now i am waiting for the test results for my mother she wants to donate me a kidney. I had one back in 08 and well it failed due to misinformed i didnt take my medication. But thanks to that i got my immigration status fixed.. i am nervous because i...
    GodisJesus GodisJesus 22-25, F Mar 12, 2013

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    1st & Hopefully Only Transplant <3

    My name is Brittany and im 21. I was 15 when I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease secondary to Renal Dysplasia. It started when i went to my doctor with complaints of Gout (yes at 15 all the way to 18). I had never had a urinalysis or blood drawn until then so we were...
    transplant2010 transplant2010 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

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    Hi. I was told last week

    that there's protein in my urine. Am I in trouble? Is my transplanted kidney rejecting?
    joeh59 joeh59 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    I wish I had a close friend that I could text whenever I feel like I need to get things out of my mind. Lately I've been so depressed just wishing that I could talk to someone...
    Wellzerz2012 Wellzerz2012 22-25, F 1 Response 37 mins ago

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    Ive had several drugs tests for various jobs in the past. I don't know why companies/agencies drug test. Either you do a good job at work or not. If you're not doing a good job you...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    I was 24 when I had mine. I had been raped and had medical stuff going on. In and out of the hospital. I also had problems with my finances. And was about to be homeless. So it was...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 4 hrs ago

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    ...........................................................................................I feel like there needs to be a big pause after you say something like this. There has to...
    OakleysWorld OakleysWorld 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I had gone to the bathroom between 2nd and 3rd period. I went about my day as usual blissfully unaware that I had pulled my thong over my shirt so my whale tail was 100% visable...
    MsElle88 MsElle88 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    This guy that works down the street from me asked me out. He always made me smile after many conversations, I decided to take up his offer. He was a half an hour late picking me...
    ladya333 ladya333 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    Not looking for sympathy or pity. This is just my story. When my oldest boy was 8 I went through a very hard time emotionally. I didn't understand what was going on. Crying for...
    bigmac2xk bigmac2xk 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    March 25th 2015 I was quite happy as I'd had a few days off work, for the first time since Christmas 2014, and it had been incredibly demanding, so I was ready for a break. I'd...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    It's really hard to explain what a bad trip feels like because it's so unique to each person, and for me it was the most terrifying thing I've ever been through. But I'll try to...
    iamshelly iamshelly 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Just got the XRay of my kidney stone...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    this is ravi kumar my blood group is A posite i want sale my kidney @ cost of 60lacks and am 29 years old ..if anybody required plz contact me ph : 9177227862
    ravikumaarks ravikumaarks 26-30 a week ago

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    I came here before my abortion with the questions "Does it hurt?" and "Is it frightening?". Maybe the people reading this right now are here for the same reason. I promised myself...
    simplefawn simplefawn 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    one my friend want to sell his kidney his father is suffering from cancer so please contact st 9716446213
    vickeytiwari vickeytiwari 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 19

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