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I Had a Kidney Transplant

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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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 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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    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 23 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hi my boyfriend needs a kidney transplant. He had one when he was 5 from his brother and it failed. He has been given less than 5 years to live. No one in his family is a match and...
    emzilini emzilini 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    Had my first one this year. Started bugging me right around Memorial Day. Thought it was a bladder infection. Did a course of antibiotics. Didn't help. Dr then thought kidney stone...
    raedavis raedavis 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Anyone deal with uric acid kidney stones. I hate these dam things. And now the uric acid is causing somthing I thought only men got not girls!! Gout. I am to young for this. I can...
    JMay1994 JMay1994 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I just passed a stone....Wow, I am surprised how long it took to pass. Kidney stones are pure torture!!
    Mollydolly25 Mollydolly25 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with GoodPasture Syndrome last summer. A little too late. Doctor had my results from a urinalysis, and my proteins were greater than 500, among other labs that...
    funkydivachick funkydivachick 26-30, F Jul 10

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    I need a heart transplant anyone who has done this sort of thing before please let me know what to expect need info on it to hopefully make a decision if I want to do this
    Sharkbite31 Sharkbite31 31-35, F Jul 13

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    I have stage 4 chronic kidney disease since last nov. Of 2013,right before Thanksgiving. And I do have couple donors to help me but I guess the hospital is still gonna take awhile...
    letsbestrong letsbestrong 31-35, F Jul 20

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    My name kali i sell my kidney for my house loan plss any want my kidney plsss call me age 25 Blood b positive healthy
    kali555 kali555 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am a 30 year old single mother of 3 and I am o+ and live in South Africa. I am willing to donate my kidney but to someone who is willing to pay all my medical and travel...
    goodsamaritaninsa goodsamaritaninsa 31-35 Jul 4

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    I want to sell my kidney as i am in big financial problem... contact me if u are serios at +919767237227
    naresh007n4 naresh007n4 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    hello, i am lalith jain from bangalore i want to sell my kidney,blood group is AB +(POSITIVE),age 37,healthy and fit,i have home problem,num--9972942389,9341397614,pls only serious...
    lolt345 lolt345 31-35, M Jul 14

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    hello, i am lalith jain from bangalore i want to sell my kidney,blood group is AB +(POSITIVE),age 37,healthy and fit,i have home problem,num--9972942389,9341397614,pls only serious...
    lolt345 lolt345 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    i also want to sell my kidney.. i'm 30 yo.. my contact is 09067543003
    bunskie bunskie 26-30, M Jul 14

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    iwant to sale my kidney money urgent, i 'm lahiru from sri lanka, contact me +94 771 095501
    lahiru0099 lahiru0099 22-25, M Jul 18

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    I want to donate my Kidney for free ? Anyone ?
    Wasanmid Wasanmid 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    Hi, I want to donate my o+ ve kidney b'coz I need money very urgent.please contact me 8143780788
    tulasikrishna tulasikrishna 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    i am in a lot of financial problems and i want to sell my kidney. i am frm delhi. blood group B+. contct no: 8743816537
    gourav173 gourav173 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I haven't spoken to her since last year. I have put previous experiences on about my abusive relationship with an ex-boyfriend. For once, I am thankful for the experience as it...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    My older sister passed away 3 years ago (age 21). That year was horrible yet amazing. It opened my eyes and made me experience something I will never forget. I had a dream the week...
    bellaluvsbats5 bellaluvsbats5 16-17, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    15 and never had a boyfriend but what ever 😁👌
    PrincessShanti PrincessShanti 13-15, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    many years ago,.... Steve and i had been married for 6 years and had moved from Jackson Ms. to Atlanta for a new job. We had moved in to a new house and a guy that Steve had worked...
    BettyLavender BettyLavender 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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