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Jan 14, 2018 · Kidney transplant in Transplants

Hi @rosemarya Thanks for the welcome! Congratulations on your 8.75 year anniversary! 🙂 I can’t believe it’s already been 8 years for me and my brother, who selflessly gave me one of his kidneys.

I was diagnosed with Berger’s Disease when I was 20. (I got food poisoning and my primary care doctor wanted me to go into the hospital for tests. All he told me was I had some questionable blood work he wanted to check further.) I was lucky in that I was able to keep my own kidneys until I was 50. I was told by my nephrologist at the time (we had moved to a different city for my husband’s job) that it is extremely rare for someone to have working kidneys for 30 years after diagnosis.

Jan 13, 2018 · Kidney transplant in Transplants

Hi! I had my transplant 8 years ago but because I had a nephrologist that wasn’t that good, I went through the process of being set up for dialysis and only had it for 3 months before my transplant. I had PD and really disliked it. I told my husband if my transplanted kidney ever gave out I would never do dialysis again but this nxstage dialysis sounds very doable. I’m sorry your husband can never have another transplant but this type of dialysis seems to be easier to live with than the other two types currently offered. Thank you for sharing that!