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jennifer0726 (@jennifer0726)

Kidney Transplant: Questions as I prepare for transplant

Transplants | Last Active: Dec 24, 2020 | Replies (19)

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@jennifer0726 I had a live donor transplant with my daughter as the donor. Dr Prieto was my surgeon It was not done with a nephrectomy. Our surgery was done on Friday and I left the hospital on Tuesday. I had a private room. I could have left a day earlier but I’d had a night of bad diarrhea and was exhausted. The diarrhea happened after drinking magnesium citrate. That was prescribed for severe cramping and I’d also been given morphine for that. The diarrhea lasted for a week or so and slowly cleared up. We stayed in Rochester for 3+ weeks, which included the time for a pre op exam, at a rental home. I had issues with rejection within a few days and had 4 or 5 days of Medrol infusions. I remember going into Mayo every day, except for weekends, for labs and other appointments, which included classes about nutrition, cleanliness, labs after returning home, etc. My abdominal pain from the surgery lasted about 7 weeks, but I felt it mostly when I was up walking. Of course that too, diminished with time. Driving wasn’t an issue for me since we’re retired and my husband did the driving. Except for arthritis in my hands, I was in good shape prior to surgery and didn’t require physical therapy. I didn’t realize how low my energy level had been until I started recovering and feeling so much better. Wishing you the best with your surgery and recovery!

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Thank you for sharing your story with me! I appreciate hearing how it went for other people. I know it’s individual, but it gives me some idea of how things may go. 😊

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