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mauraacro (@mauraacro)

Kidney transplant - The Journey from the Donor's Side

Transplants | Last Active: Apr 29, 2020 | Replies (357)

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@mauraacro, Amazing!
Your priority is to take care of yourself.

Gentle hug and prayers for you and your recipient, while you both recover.
Rosemary

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I feel so much more rested and less fuzzy now. I’ve had some time to reflect on everything that happened from arriving in Rochester, to surgery to walking around in amazement that an organ was removed from my body, put into someone else and we are both doing great! I know that kidney donation is not new. I knew the logistics before I even had the initial phone screening. I had a great team that explained every single thing that would happen, I talked to people, I read, I prayed but I am still in awe that this procedure exists and works.
I am doing so well, a bit sore but more scared that something may hurt than actual pain. I get tired easily. The recipient noticed a difference that night! Of course she’s sore and has many more tests than I had but she’s feeling better, taking less medication and walking around.
I will provide more details about the actual procedure, timing etc if anyone has questions but I wanted to make sure I came back here to thank you guys for letting me talk through it and the wonderful Mayo team for all they do.

So many prayers for your continued healing. I’m so glad to read your journey, as I feel that I’m just a few steps behind pending how all the testing goes at the end of the month. What a blessing you have been to your recipient and to those who will hear your story.
Rest, relax, heal!

@mauraacro Thank you for sharing! I will definitely be referring potential donors for me to this informative conversation so your selfless deed will continue to help.