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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Facebook post from a friend.

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

I have Lupus. I got a kidney transplant in April 1998.

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

A kidney

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

I am on myfortic and rapamune, along with a host of other drugs for other conditions I have. My all time favorite food is chocolate ice cream.

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

16 years

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

Just curious and one can never have too many friends.

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

Ohio State University

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

My son was 7 at the time. I had been on dialysis for 5 years and was deteriorating. If not for the generous gift of life given to me I might not have seen my son grow up. Since my transplant, he has not only grown up but I was also able to go back to work part time. I now have a job I love and a life I never would have had if not for the transplant. I would have remained tied to that machine every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Not sure what to say. I have had other health issues before and since my transplant, but I have to say the transplant was the best that could have happened to me. I wish the rest of my body would work as well as that kidney I received 16 years ago.

Share your interests and hobbies

My main interest is watching my son in karate. He has grown up doing martial arts and is now a 2nd degree black belt, as well as head instructor. I manage the office at the karate school. I couldn't be more proud of him.

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

Belpre, Ohio, United States

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  • Hi Dixie

    Welcome to Transplant Friends! I love to hear your appreciation for your new life!

  • Hello Dixie, welcome to tx friends, thanks for joining. Take care, have a good one.
  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends Dixie. And try to join us in the chat room at 8pm EST / 5pm PST daily, Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm EST / 12pm PST. Take care.

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