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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Searching the web for info

Are You Male or Female?


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

Polycystic Kidney and Liver Disease (PKD)

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

Kidney Transplant from a living donor I previously didn't know (An angel from Canada)

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

I am not a foodie, favorite is chocolate. I eat usually because I need to & try to keep sweets out of the house (my husband is horrible about this). The transplant added 28 lbs of water. It all went away afterward, back to slimness until they had to put me on prednisone for 4 months of hell. Gained 20+ lbs of fat around the middle that won't go away. I am 8 pounds down from the 20 right now but not sure where it left from.. Weight bounces whenever they modify my meds. On Tacrolimus and Mycophenolic Acid, they work great!

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

3 1/2 years :)

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

To read information, ask and answer questions

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

Swedish in Seattle, WA. My brother had his there 9 years before mine.

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

No more dialysis! I was on PD, which allowed me to stay home and work remotely during dialysis and after transplant. Now I can go places, vacations, etc. without having to worry about dialysis. Just have to be careful to take my pills on time twice daily. I can take those with me!! :)

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

I do have Chronic Pain Syndrome resulting from a devastating accident as a child. Can't take arthritis meds or anything except pain meds (not great) to help the CPS because of my kidneys and PKD. Otherwise healthy and happy!!

Share your interests and hobbies

Computer programs, my gorgeous cats, etc.

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

Washington State, America

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