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I Had a Kidney Transplant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 69 People

    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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

    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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Any Transplant in India is the inexpensive as compared to the western countries. We have state of the art equipment and well trained experienced doctors to match the best...
    priyaThakur1 priyaThakur1 26-30, F Jan 12

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    i was admitted to a hospital called innovate medical center for a kidney problem, before that i have joined in another hospital where they made me scare about the disease i had and...
    michael99mjk michael99mjk 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I Want To My One Kidney ( B+) My Self Mohd Aadil From Delhi (India) Age 35 Iam Healthy Person No Any Disease But I Have Some Financially Problems Thats I Sell My One Kidney any...
    mohd0567 mohd0567 36-40, M Jan 21

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    I Want To My One Kidney ( B+) My Self Mohd Aadil From Delhi (India) Age 35 Iam Healthy Person No Any Disease But I Have Some Financially Problems Thats I Sell My One Kidney any...
    mohd0567 mohd0567 36-40, M Jan 21

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    I'm from Brazil, 25 years old, blood group B+, very healthy, don't smoke, don't drink, white man, and wanna sell my kidney. vendomeuesperma @yahoo.com
    Leandro25years Leandro25years 22-25 Jan 3

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    plz plz my name is manoj,i have no bad habits,plz i donate my kidney,finacial problem,my blood grp-Apositive my phne no.7893627942
    manojkumar123456 manojkumar123456 26-30 1 Response Jan 6

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    if anybody want a kidney with A+ blood group please contact me on 08855074908, 0706632468
    narenbj narenbj 18-21 Jan 11

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    i need to sell my kidney or liver if anybody want to buy it.croatia
    dadich dadich 41-45, M Jan 20

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    August 3rd, 2013. Sharp pain as I rode home on my pushbike from my grandmother's house. I thought I had drunk my coffee too fast - so shrugging it off I continued to ride...
    snusnu95 snusnu95 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I had an out-of-body experience for about some months ago , it happened when i was sleeping in my room and it was morning . suddenly i felt my body float . I opened my eyes and i...
    TheLoneSoul TheLoneSoul 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    this explains me pretty good. I never got to do all the stuff most kids did. my parents always worked and so we never took a vacation or anything. my first weekend vacation was on...
    countryguy30 countryguy30 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    They were all about genuine experiences! Okay, they had an element of eroticism to them but I've read MUCH steamier on here! Humbug!!!!
    sytranny sytranny 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Memoir of a New Life To say that I had a good relationship with my mother prior to my marriage would be an understatement. She could be overbearing and meddlesome with a very...
    pseudonympublic pseudonympublic 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Feb 2013 I had me second child, a girl. My first is a boy and was 3 months preemie, so I was over the moon when my girl was full term. Everything had been perfect she was healthy...
    jweiz89 jweiz89 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I had an abortion this passed Wednesday, and I feel nothing but pain. I am a 19 year old cosmetology school graduate who back in July of last year gotten out of an over a year...
    zoey101878 zoey101878 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I remember it like it was yesterday. it was last year and I was 13 years old. I was walking through my neighborhood with my best friend amelia. when I saw a dark van pull up...
    pioneer18 pioneer18 13-15, F 7 Responses Jan 10

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    About 2 weeks ago I had an abortion. It was the first time I ever got pregnant. I never knew I could get pregnant. I was 6 weeks pregnant when I found out and decided to have my...
    sunrays2525 sunrays2525 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 11

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    I lived with my mom and her mom from birth till I was about 6. she was 16 raising me. I didn't know any different, it was the way I was raised, how I was influenced, the life I...
    summerwinterfallspring summerwinterfallspring 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Oh man...I've kept this hidden for so long. It's a deep kept secret of mine. It hurts a lot to admit but I just feel like letting it out. It's humiliating and stupid and I can't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 13

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    I had posted this on someone else's feed. Had to copy & paste to share with you all.. when I was about 11 we moved into a house that was haunted. My mom & sisters said they would...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M Jan 15