Please Select Your Transplant - Or Tell Us How Else You Were Touched by Transplantation:
Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
hi there,this is samresh from India here.I recently came to know of my kidney disease,which came to me as a big shock of my life since i never imagined i had such a problem.i was CKD stage V. i was never on dialysis.i recieved a kidney from my own elder sister.I am so grateful to my sister. i'll never be able to pay her back. i love her so much. now after the transplant,i feel awesome,like never before.
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
cellcept(500mg) x 4
vingraf (tacrolimus) 1mg x 2
vincort (deflazacort) 6mg x 1
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
i work in the medical department as a health assistant.
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
well myself, m a 30 years old guy from Kohima, India.work in medical department.i luv to have fun.mostly i m wit my frens.luv music.never had a major sickness in my life.than two months back i had recurrent headache and vomitting which contd for few days.than found that my BP was abnormally high(170/110).then on investigation it was found out that my kidneys were infected and i had CKD stage V.then my treatment started at Hinduja Hospital Bombay India, for a month before my transplant.had medication and lots of diet restrictions,really awful. had a poor appetitte and was sick. then after the surgery,everything has changed for me.i feel so good, eat so well.m recovering really well.my surgery wound healing really well,god is great,my sister is great.
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i luv rock music.my favorite bands are white lion,mr.big,
guitarist i adore are Yngwie j. malmsteen,vinnie moore,marty friedman,michael harris......................
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