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

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

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@mtbiker

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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Thank you for donating a kidney! You are fairly new on your recovery from the surgery, and it is nice to hear you're progressing so well!
Ginger

@mtbiker, Thank you for your generous living kidney donation. Did you know the recipient ahead of time?
I like your plan for having a glass of ice water nearby!

When I read in your response that you feel 100% now, I want to ask you whether that was a surprise to you when you realized how quickly you recovered? Do you know whether that was a result of your excellent physical fitness as an endurance athlete?

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