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I Had a Kidney Transplant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Oh man!!!! Kidney stones hurt, well....not that bad now that I think about it. The night I felt it, i had just finished eating a slice of pizza as wwe Raw was ending. This was...
    Isayis23 Isayis23 26-30, M Nov 13

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    Hi I'm A+ and 26 years old female with two lovely children I have two of the things you need most so I'm willing to give one up for compensation so help me help you. If you are...
    kittyluvn kittyluvn 22-25 Nov 9

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    A Bone marrow transplants generally involves the grafting of blood stem cells from a donor and administering them to a recipient with the purpose of generating new cell growth...
    jack69506 jack69506 31-35, M Nov 6

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    hi am a male of 22 years. my blood group is B+ve . i Have never had any sort of drugs or alcohol in my life. i am fit an would like to donate my kidney in return of some amount...
    abhineetkushwaha abhineetkushwaha 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I am Ex Defence person Very Good health no problem atall need to donate my Organ (Kidney)for financial reason in lieu some good amount to solve my family problem. age gp...
    AJS6359 AJS6359 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 29

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    Hi I'm a 26 yr old female weigh 57 kg. from South Africa I'm A+ wanting to sell my kidney i have a valid passport and able to travel call me on +27736221902 IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED...
    kittyluvn kittyluvn 22-25 Nov 3

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    I have suffered with MSK for around 10 years (I'm 33). I wanted to share my experiences and struggle to get the help I need. Most people do not understand what a kidney stone is...
    graeme1980 graeme1980 31-35, M Nov 6

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    Just got a 7mm kidney stone removed a couple hours ago. Which makes that my second stone and removal surgery. I hope I don't have anymore anytime soon!
    KatieWalker98 KatieWalker98 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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      i want to donate(sell) my kidney,my blood group is AB positive,PLS ASK U DR BEFORE CALLING ME,i am need of money so iam seriously abt it,many think it is a joke and call...
    niko134 niko134 31-35, M a week ago

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      i want to donate(sell) my kidney,my blood group is AB positive,PLS ASK U DR BEFORE CALLING ME,i am need of money so iam seriously abt it,many think it is a joke and call...
    niko134 niko134 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

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    hi i am a male of 22years. my blood group is b+ve i would like to donate my kidney in return of some amount. kindly contact me for the same. my phone no. +918005436658.
    abhineetkushwaha abhineetkushwaha 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I had to get my kidneys checked once.
    Elizua Elizua 13-15, F Nov 3

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    It was last Friday. I had woke up in an alley a few blocks away from my school, night had already set and only a thin wisp of sunset laid in the canvas of the night sky. I could...
    Zancrispy Zancrispy 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I had been out with my horse for about two hours, when all of a sudden, out of no where, I had the awfullest chest pain! It felt like something was crushing my entire chest, a...
    Willa91 Willa91 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    I'm Susan. I'm twenty years-old and I had anorexia. It went unnoticed and undiagnosed. It all started when I was fifteen years-old. I was a normal 10th grader. In fact I was...
    SusanAnonymous SusanAnonymous 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    So I took higher music at school and we had to perform a piece on our instruments in front of the whole class I was terrified about it for weeks and I wanted to cry at the thought...
    digglett digglett 16-17, F 8 hrs ago

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    As a senior in college, I live in an all boys' dorm. In the morning at 5 AM, there's a super hot freshman girl (age 18) who cleans the bathroom when I'm there. She's always happy...
    Triangulate Triangulate 22-25, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Last year, my boyfriend got so tired of living in the loud city around neighbors who drove us crazy. He found a house 40 miles away in the country. I don't like the country, but I...
    screaminginside81 screaminginside81 31-35, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    I've woken up at 16:20 after going to bed at 01:10! I don't think before today that I've had a sleep 14+ hours long. I've woken up to clear blue skies except for where the sun is...
    fcnantes fcnantes 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    After being given less than 24 hrs to live back in 2010 and being left in a coma and although I am not religious I had a tattoo done of some praying hands coming out of a cross as...
    danglybits danglybits 46-50, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago