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Donated my kidney: Food/drinks taste weird. Related?

Transplants | Last Active: Sep 22, 2021 | Replies (22)

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I have finished the testing at the Mayo in Rochester, MN– and am WAITING for the results (they said I would know last Thursday or Friday). I have a good understanding, I think, of the recovery period after the surgery —– I am wondering more about the long term — 2, 5, 10 years down the road. How has your daily life changed? Can you do all that you did before the surgery? I realize it may be different from the recipients point of view, but still would like to know.

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I donated a kidney at the Mayo in Rochester in June 2021 and I feel 100% normal now. I am able to do anything physically that I want, including mountain bike…I do that 3-5 times a week. My fitness isn't quite were it was pre-donation, but I trust it will get there. I don't follow a special diet, and the thing I concentrate on most is staying hydrated. I have a glass of ice water in front of me almost all the time. I realize you are looking for longer term recovery, but thought I'd share my short term perspective.

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