Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com
Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Are You Male or 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
Caregivers Rock!31 Members
Transplant Centers Connect270 Members
In Memory Of Our Organ Donors98 Members
Altruistic Angels20 Members
Living Donors Unite26 Members
HCV Liver Transplant99 Members
Heart Transplant187 Members
Heart and Liver Transplant19 Members
Liver Transplants337 Members
Transplant No-No's411 Members
Kidney Transplants515 Members
Lung(s) Transplants187 Lung Transplant Members