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No


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Found it when searching for info on exercising after kidney transplant.


Are You Male or Female?

Female


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

End stage renal disease. Unknown cause, but found thru blood test taken for unrelated MRI.


Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

Kidney


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

4 months


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I often have questions for which no one has an answer.


Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

Univ of Mississippi Medical Center; Jackson, MS


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

No longer dependent on Peritoneal Dialysis; renewed energy; much better quality of life!


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Completely out of the blue, I was diagnosed on Monday, Dec 21, 2015 - what a Merry Christmas for my entire family!! On Jan 4, 2016, I had a peritoneal dialysis port installed, began my training three weeks later and started dialyzing at home around the first of February 2016. After three transplant evaluations, I decided to stay in my home state for transplant, and on April 6, 2017, my 36 year old son donated a kidney. We have both made excellent recoveries, but I've had an unusual amount of lymphatic fluid to drain, and drs don't know why there's so much. I've had three drains - waiting to have this last one removed next week, I hope!


Share your interests and hobbies

I'm back to working nearly full time, so there's not much time for hobbies. I'm interested in gardening, reading, traveling with family and friends and piddling around my house.


What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Mid-sized city in Mississippi


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