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I Had a Kidney Transplant

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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 1 Response Jul 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Feb 14

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's been a year and a half

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

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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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hello. I'd like to share my story and see if anyone has anything similar. A few months ago I've had this dull pain in my left abdomen and I decided to go to the doctor and get some...
    matt3368 matt3368 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    I want to help someone live. I have two of that things u need so badly and I decided to be a donor. I dont know if I can be because i used to drink somethimes and smoke rarely in...
    mrzuty mrzuty 18-21, M Sep 25

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    Hello. I'd like to share my story and see if anyone has anything similar. A few months ago I've had this dull pain in my left abdomen and I decided to go to the doctor and get some...
    matt3368 matt3368 26-30, M Oct 14

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    polycystic kidney disease runs through my dads side of the family. I was diagnosed 4 months ago when my menstrual cycle was not right I had a ultra sound and they found cysts not...
    chlo3ann3 chlo3ann3 13-15, F Oct 4

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    I was diagnosed 2 weeks before my 18th birthday through an ultrasound taken after contracting a very nasty kidney infection. At my age I have no real noticeable changes, just...
    theinevitablechange theinevitablechange 18-21, F Oct 11

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    i want to sale my kidney my blood group is b+ my mobile no. is 9210173892
    sonuverma666 sonuverma666 26-30 1 Response Oct 5

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    hi friends my name is rohith my age is 21 and my blood group is o+ i want to sale my one kidney argent plz help me this is my contact no 9032189222
    rohithkumar2223 rohithkumar2223 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 12

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    HI EPers! I have Medullary Sponge Kidney and am looking for any others with the disease! I would love to have an interactive MSK network here on EP. Feel free to join the...
    Cocofemme Cocofemme 26-30, F Oct 14

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    Ok so four days ago it happened. Nurse came into my ward and told me they had a potential donor again and the team were on their way to assess it, just like the first time. Only...
    InstantCustard InstantCustard 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    i need urgent money that's why i wanna sell my own one kidney. who need urgent contact with me. i am from bangladesh. mobile +8801722985592
    imran900 imran900 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want to sell my kidney or another part. Blood group A +. Age : 36. Mob : 008801867112166. Mail : mannanctg0811@gmail.com.
    ctg0811 ctg0811 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want to sell my kidney or another part. Blood group A +. Age : 36. Mob : 008801867112166. Mail : mannanctg0811@gmail.com.
    ctg0811 ctg0811 36-40 2 days ago

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    I had a dream. It must have been Halloween because I was in a batman costume. We must've been at a Halloween party that went bad because there were decorations and lights of...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 1

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    my story is a long one. i dont expect anyone to read all of it. ive never told anybody. its driven me crazy and ive seen a counselor about it. i was a buyer and worked in fashion...
    rainydaytoday rainydaytoday 22-25 1 Response Sep 26

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    Myself and my partner have been very lucky and have 3 amazing kids, when we decided 2&a half years ago to try for another it was a very exciting moment for us all. But as time...
    shellB91 shellB91 22-25, F Sep 29

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    I thought I'd try and get Into contact with a teacher from my childhood. I knew she wouldn't be interested. I don't have fond memories of her. She never liked me. But she had came...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I have been brewing over this for months now and I just need a place to vent because I had such a knock to my confidence after working at this café. After I finished high school...
    Lottie8994 Lottie8994 18-21, F Oct 9

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    On thursday last week, I underwent a labiaplasty. The decision to go ahead came after years of thinking about it, then being too afraid, then thinking about it, then being too...
    itwasokay itwasokay 26-30, F Oct 13

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    I have had many roommates over the past few years and this year by far is the weirdest experience I have ever had with a roommate. To start of my experience, I am going to tell you...
    PlainGirl PlainGirl 22-25, F a week ago

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    I had an affair with mm before I met my husband. I was 19 and an absolute rebellious party girl. My family and I were going to a high profile society event and I went to get my...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I am a bit late for my 10 year anniversary, sorry. I hope that someone, somewhere, is impacted by my experience. This is very personal, and sometimes I treat it as if it is no big...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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