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Hi, everyone,I've been interested to know how many of you all have a job? I realize that the title may not be an accurate one, as this group may be different than the transplant recipient population as a whole. However, I am still interested to know the following:1.) Do you have a job?2.) If yes, is it part-time or full time.3.) Would you say you job requires a great amount of manual labor?4.) How old are you?5.) How long have you had your transplant? What organ?I am a 19 y/o female, working two part-time jobs. I would say that one of my jobs requires a great amount of manual labor, while the other requires a cery minimal amount. I've had a liver transplant 1 year ago.Again, I am just interested in how many recipients are currently working!

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  • 1. Yes.

    2. Full time.

    3. Mix between manual and non manual work.

    4. 62.

    5. Kidney transplant in 2001.

    Dialysis from 1999 to 2001, transplant 2001 to 2016. Listed for 2nd transplant in 2015.  On dialysis now since 6/2016.  Working the entire time.

  • 1. Yes

    2. Full time - 11 hours / day.

    3. Work for a construction company. required site visits often.

    4. 54 years .

    5. since 2012 Dec.

    Keep working for a good blood circulation and being healthy. Take care.

  • While I am retired since I was 56 or for the last 6 1/2 years , I got my lung transplant 4 years ago. I know many down here in the Houston area that have had transplants and still work, while there are many of us who do not. Because where I used to work I had to guarantee them that I would never work there again. Because I have had so many issues staying out of the hospital because of different type of infections they really would prefer if I can afford to not work to stay away. We still are active as we go to as many of the Rockets games that we can, but when I am in a big crowd they want me to wear a mask to protect myself....

  • 1. Yes.

    2. Full time.

    3. No

    4. 58

    5. 4-years  Liver.

    How can anyone not have a job?  

  • I am 54 & had a kidney transplant 8 years ago. I run my own retail store as I did prior to transplant. I do some lifting..but find that it tires me out if I lift too much. Lifting some each week is weight bearing exercise & does help to alleviate hip pain from the meds.
  • I am working full time and never stopped except for while in hospital after transplant (4 months).
    I am still working and am 59. I had my liver transplant 2.5 years.
    My job requires climbing and some lifting, most of my heavy lifting is at home.
  • I am retirement age, but I have been working part-time ever since I retired from my full time job.  I do computer and office work for a friend who is self-employed, so no manual labor but the job is fun and I want to work and I am capable. And I feel so good now!!   I work one day a week, and I enjoy it.  I would have 3 roommates and 3 jobs before I would go on welfare or disability, if at all possible.  Kidney transplant 4 months ago yesterday.

  • 1. I do not work at a job any longer.<br/>
    2. N/A<br/>
    3. When I worked prior to transplant job was moderate labor.<br/>
    4. I am 55 years old<br/>
    5. Bilateral lung transplant on April 28, 2015 so 2 1/2 years out
  • I had a kidney transplant 10 years ago when I was 15. Currently, I work full time and also attend graduate school. Like I said, I got my transplant when I was 15 and from when I was 16 through high school and college I worked part time jobs at fast food, a grocery store and a horse barn which required varying amounts of manual labor. Working at the barn caring for horses required a lot of manual labor obviously!

    My current job is a desk job, so not very strenuous. But I also go to grad school, ride horses 5 days a week and go to the gym 4-5 days a week. So I definitely keep busy! Good question, I am also curious to see how many work full time. I wonder if the results might be skewed a bit because many who receive transplants are close to retirement age. You are close to the age I was when I got my transplant. I am 26 now!

    • Excellent! Wish your new kidney will last many many years.
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