About Me

Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com

Yes


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Google


Are You Male or Female?

Female


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

membranous glomerulnephritis (cause unknown)


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

first kidney Tx in April 1989 and second Tx on December 1, 2013.


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

MEDS: Cellcept, Prednisone, Tacrolimus, nadolol, amlodipine, pravastatan, Lasix, Losartan, and more


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

I had my first for 23.5 years before needing dialysis. I was on dialysis for one year. I have had my second transplant for 1 year as of Dec. 1, 2014.


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I want to connect with people who understand my story.


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

BIDMC, Boston, MA in 1089 and Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD in 2013


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

I value every moment of life in a way I did not before. I have had a transplant for almost half of my life, and I have had kidney disease for over 35 years so it is hard to remember how it was before.


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

My 1st transplant began failing in 2007 and I went back on dialysis full time on January 1, 2013. I stopped working in 2009. I was on the national transplant list for ~ 5 years before getting my 2nd transplant at Johns Hopkins. I had 4 positive antibodies to my 2nd kidney donor and had to undergo intense desensitization at JHH. I am happy to still be here!


Share your interests and hobbies

Gardening is my passion. I am also a clay artist.


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

Massachusetts, USA


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  • I had my second kidney transplant on January 14th and I couldn't be happier I had my first transplant that lasted 21 yrs and went through dialysis for almost 8 months and I hated every minute of it. It kept me alive to be here today happy and healthy, though!
  • Thats gud to hear rose....u r bigg inpiration for ppl like us.the number 23 years gave me strength...
    You are blessed rose....wish u all d best...keep well
  • try steaming your potatoes next time .

  • Welcome Aboard my dear and yes i also am a nature person big time. Camping and trail walking is a great past time to get away from it all my head starts to clear and my sleep gets deeper witch i need so very much. I have 2 worlds this one when im awake and the other when i close my eyes, as soon i close my eyes day or night i start rem sleep right away the docs say im wired that way. so the fresh air in the north country is my best friend, so keeping me sane at times is very hard at this piont in my life. So Welcome Aboard friend.

  • Hi Rosie

    Welcome to our World!

  • Welcome Rosie. This is a great site for transplant and friends. Great to here you had a tx for 23 yrs. Good luck with the next tx. I hope you don 't wait to long. I waited 2 yrs and found a living donor.

    Take care, enjoy the day

    Mr. T

  •  Greetings Rosie ! Welcome Aboard ! 

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