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HiI'm new to this site so not really sure what to do but I'm due to have my first kidney transplant on 23rd November. My mum is kindly giving me one of hers.I have so many questions going around on my head and it's stopping me from sleeping, eating and even thinking straightI'm scared of staying in hospital and being away from my children ( every time someone has stayed in in my family they come out with another major problem) how long will I have to stay? How long will I be connected to machines? Do I have to have a line in my neck for fluid or can't I just drink loads? Is there any way I can help speed up my stay in hospital and recovery?I know these problems probably sound stupid but I'm so worried about them it's stopping me looking forward to the future.Thanks to anyone who might be able to help me x

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  • Hl Marilyn,

    First, bless your mom for donating!  Such a selfless act should always be applauded and revered.  You are about to start a second life, free from machines.  You will be able to drink whenever you want, eat almost everything too.  I hope and pray the operation goes well and you enjoy many, many years in good health,

    I was so nervous with my first Tx (ya... I did it twice....13 years apart) I almost gave up my chance being so scared and because mine was from a deceased donor, I didn't get much time to think about it.  I'm not sure what's better, having time to form questions or quickly feeling overwhelmed for the first few days.  We all had to go through this and now you have a second family to support and share experiences with.  No matter what happens, just remember to breathe every now and then!

    There will be a lot to learn and you friends here can help whenever you need us.  Concentrate on the things you want to do in this new life and those you love, if you get nervous.  Good luck!

  • One nurse from the transplant center of her hospital told me they have about 300 transplant procedures in one year. That’s a big number.

    In these days we have high tech and good medications. And things are getting better everyday.

    Wish you the best.
  • Lots of questions!  You're a lucky lady to be getting a kidney.  Bless your Mum!

    I had a liver, not kidney.  But, presuming your new kidney does well (and it will) you won't be hooked up for long to any machines, even just a day.  

    You'll likley have an IV for fluid.  Likely ih your arm.  

    To speed things up:  Just do what they tell you to do.  It's not race.  But not a marathon either!  

    Your worries are not stupid.  This is real world major league drama girl!  Now me, heck I didn't even give it a second thought.  Just another day off work!!!!  Seriously, you have enough worries for today without borrowing from tommorrow.  Say you prayers and live another day tomorrow.

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