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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
Unknown - kidney slowly declined in function over many years. My 3 boys all have indication of same problem, albumin in urine
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
Cellcept 1,500mg, Zortress 2.25mg - Anti rejection Clonidine 0.4mg, metoprolol 87.5mg, amlodipine 5mg - blood pressure control Allopurinol 100mg - gout control Vits: full spectrum B with vit C, calcium, vit D I can now eat anything especially those high potassium foods I had to avoid for some time. I love fish (salmon, fried tilapia, fried catfish), fresh salads with fruit, steamed veggies and potatoes done myriad ways.
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
4 years, 4 months
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
I feel sleepy, apathetic, I don't feel like doing much and have to force myself to do normal things, even going to the gym. Tried uppers (adderall, ritalin) antidepressants (Wellbutrin, zoloft, Provigil) without success.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
Univ of Calif, San Francisco
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
Elongated my life and was able to avoid dialysis. So my quality of life is very good aside from the side effects of the immunosuppressants.
Share whatever information you want us to know about you
I am 78 yrs old. Recently my blood tests have reached normal values so that I am no longer anaemic, my kidney was from a 50+ year old male cadaver so that my creatinine has stabilised at 1.5 to 2.0. I have a distended ( stretched) bladder so that I must self catheterise to completely empty it.
Share your interests and hobbies
Ceramics, reading, tutoring mathematics at a nearby high school, member of Kiwanis - I'm active in community affairs involving helping children, going to gym to maintain muscle tone.
What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country
San Jose, CA, USA
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