"hi, i d like to participate here more often. i hope to visit ' florida this year. i too that dialysis was the end but glad i got other opinions which pushed me to get on the list. i had several nephrologists and just listened to them all when…"
Please Select Your Transplant - Or Tell Us How Else You Were Touched by Transplantation:
Kidney / Pancreas
Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
I am grateful to my donor Casey who lost his life 12/23/10 at the age of 22. He was kind enough to be an Organ Donor!
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Recipient: In This Space Please Tell The Community About Your Transpant Center, Doctors, Transplant Team, Date of Transplant and Any Other Details You'd Like to Share About Your Experience:
Nothing but the best can be said for the entire staff at Tampa General Medical Center as well as LifeLink of Florida. My Transplant was actually very easy and I was back to normal activity within just a few weeks. I have been very lucky with no complications.
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
Prograf, Myfortic, Prednizone
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
I am a self employed business owner as well as a very active volunteer with LifeLink of Florida. I am a huge Aviation enthusiast.
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
Darren, 40 year old male living in Orlando, Florida. I have been with my partner Doug for 10 years. I lived with Type 1 Diabetes for since I was 7 and went into Kidney Failure in 2007. I thought that Dialysis was going to finish me off. On 12/22/10 I received a phone call that I will never ever forget. I was transplanted the next day and have the most special Donor Family that one could ask for
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What Is Your Relationship Status?
In a Relationship
Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
I love Concerts, Las Vegas, putting a smile on another persons face, Dogs, and Cookies!
hi, i d like to participate here more often. i hope to visit ' florida this year. i too that dialysis was the end but glad i got other opinions which pushed me to get on the list. i had several nephrologists and just listened to them all when one finally said " you need to be listed to survive." god bless him for his advice and i always get more than one opinion for almost any health decision i now make. take care, ray
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"Wow, Arleen, you are one of those that inspires the rest of us with the way you have become so active and how long your kidney has lasted! You are proof of the importance of encouraging people to sign their donor cards! That's…"
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"Arleen, have you looked up high purine foods on the internet? If you have not done that, I highly recommend it. You might find foods you enjoy eating are the culprit, not just beer. A half cup serving is pretty much what every food is…"
"You are lucky that your ins agent didn't receive a cadaver kidney that's prob why it has lasted so long. I am an only child, and i try not to drink, once in a while a small glass of wine. I do believe beer causes me to get gout, so i stay…"
"New to group. I'm 4.5 months out liver transplant. Been off prednisone for 5 weeks but no matter what I do I can't get the10 pounds I gained off! It is driving me crazy insane. I have also developed cellulite on my tighs. Any suggestions?"