Living Donor Process

Posted by ek101085 @ek101085, Apr 11, 2019

Hello,

I was wondering if anyone is able to shed some light on the process of being a living donor. I had just completed the questionnaire a week ago today for my sister, the day she found out she had been approved for a transplant at the Mayo. We have not heard anything other than her receiving a letter confirming she was approved for transplant The email said I would be contacted within 5 days.. I'm assuming I'm just worrying and being impatient since it has only been a week. Just seeing if there was anyone out that that is able to provide some reassurance in the process. There wasn't anything I answered in the health questionnaire that I would thing would not me allow to be tested..at least I had thought so. Amy info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

I'm so glad things are moving fairly quickly for you. Are you going to Avera in Sioux Falls? Many prayers for healing are going up.
Blessings,
JoDee

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@jodeej

I'm so glad things are moving fairly quickly for you. Are you going to Avera in Sioux Falls? Many prayers for healing are going up.
Blessings,
JoDee

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@jodeej I am going to Sanford

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@marvinjsturing

We just got home from an appointment with my oncologist. After reviewing my reports from Mayo, he concurred with their recommended treatment plan – radiation without any chemo (chemo may do further damage my kidneys). My greatest fear was that it would take a couple of weeks to get in to see the radiologist. But God answered our prayers. Tomorrow, after meeting with the nurse and the doctor, I will have a radiation planning session. I have another radiation planning session on Thursday. I am not sure exactly when radiation will start or how long it will last. It will be 5 days a week. Mayo talked about 3 – 5 weeks. My oncologist this morning talked about 6 weeks. I'm sure I will learn more of the details when I talk to my doctor tomorrow.

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@marvinjsturing So good to hear you are being fast-tracked for treatment. You have many supporters here standing in the corner, cheering you on!
Ginger

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@marvinjsturing

@jodeej I am going to Sanford

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@marvinjsturing Praying for you, Marvin, that the treatment is effective and you feel well during the process. As @gingerw said we are in your corner and cheering you on!

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@marvinjsturing

We just got home from an appointment with my oncologist. After reviewing my reports from Mayo, he concurred with their recommended treatment plan – radiation without any chemo (chemo may do further damage my kidneys). My greatest fear was that it would take a couple of weeks to get in to see the radiologist. But God answered our prayers. Tomorrow, after meeting with the nurse and the doctor, I will have a radiation planning session. I have another radiation planning session on Thursday. I am not sure exactly when radiation will start or how long it will last. It will be 5 days a week. Mayo talked about 3 – 5 weeks. My oncologist this morning talked about 6 weeks. I'm sure I will learn more of the details when I talk to my doctor tomorrow.

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@marvinjsturing It sounds as if a good plan is in place and that you will be getting started soon. I hope you will keep up with your progress. This reminds me that I need to call my friend and see how her husband is doing with his chemo. She works full time and is pretty occupied so I don't hear as frequently as I wish I could.
JK

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@marvinjsturing

@jodeej I am going to Sanford

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I was just wondering because my sister's daughter-in-law works in the oncology department at Avera.

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@marvinjsturing

We just got home from an appointment with my oncologist. After reviewing my reports from Mayo, he concurred with their recommended treatment plan – radiation without any chemo (chemo may do further damage my kidneys). My greatest fear was that it would take a couple of weeks to get in to see the radiologist. But God answered our prayers. Tomorrow, after meeting with the nurse and the doctor, I will have a radiation planning session. I have another radiation planning session on Thursday. I am not sure exactly when radiation will start or how long it will last. It will be 5 days a week. Mayo talked about 3 – 5 weeks. My oncologist this morning talked about 6 weeks. I'm sure I will learn more of the details when I talk to my doctor tomorrow.

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@marvinjsturing Hi Marvin,
I just wanted to check in with you to see if you have a plan in place now for radiation treatment?

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@hopeful33250

@marvinjsturing Hi Marvin,
I just wanted to check in with you to see if you have a plan in place now for radiation treatment?

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@hopeful33250 Teresa I had my first treatment today. Because of my CKD, I am not able to do chemo. My treatments are only radiation. At this time, they have me scheduled for 28 treatments (5 days a week). With the coronavirus, they meet you at the door and ask all the travel/how you feeling today questions. If you pass, they give you a yellow sticker to wear.

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@marvinjsturing

@hopeful33250 Teresa I had my first treatment today. Because of my CKD, I am not able to do chemo. My treatments are only radiation. At this time, they have me scheduled for 28 treatments (5 days a week). With the coronavirus, they meet you at the door and ask all the travel/how you feeling today questions. If you pass, they give you a yellow sticker to wear.

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@marvinjsturing Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
Ginger

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