Hi Guys, Just wanted to share this with all my friends here. I received my kidney 14 yrs ago this May, and
have been blessed with extraordinary good health (touch wood). I work my regular job 40 hours a week and
own 2 different part times businesses on the side. (none of the 3 are strenuous). My younger brother blessed
me with one of his kidneys. Heres the thing, before my Tx I never did like the taste of beer and would never even think
of eating spicy foods. My brother likes both very much, maybe too much (on the beer). Well not long after my Tx
every once in a while, I would get this great craving for a few nice cold beers and a plate of spicy spagetti and meat balls.
It seemed really strange to my wife and kids too, they were shocked, lol. I think there could be something to it.
thanks Rob :)
Like a cell dividing in an unborn child, major organ recipients ie. Heart and Lungs have caused notice of some new tastes, ideas and traits as the new organ is attached and send and receive nerve endings begin as part of the recipients system.
I have talked to quite a few people who's food and music tastes have changed.
Certainly a TX is a life changing event and we do all take many new meds to stay around, But some of us pick up way different habits and ideas. I know some people have had dreams or seen some images of their donor.
Cellular Memory can be for real and should not be scary to those waiting.
There have been many books, videos and stories about TX peoples changes.
It is what it is.
Affecting some of us.
But the bottom line is we are all so blessed just to get the gift and still be here.
you may well be right. I thought the same thing for the past two years before leaving him. I didn't say I'd rather he died, I'm saying that dealing with his death would have been easier to deal with rather than losing the man I so desperately loved for 17 years AND having to go through the divorce of this new person (that I don't like at all and is not such a nice person btw), who just happens to be the same person that I lost. See from my point of view even though he lived through the transplants, I still lost the love of my life.
Thanks for your insight, and I do know where you are coming from. I used to wonder the same thing.