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    Hello friends. Hope you've all had a good Christmas.
    I started the thread "Dialysis choices" 20 months ago when it looked like I would be needing dialysis within a couple of months. That thread evolved into more transplant related discussion than dialysis, so I have now started this transplant thread.

    So, after a long 19 month wait I finally got the call to say say that the donor's (my dad) tissue was a close enough match, but due to many previous blood transfusions, I had many antibodies, some of which were "attacking" my dad's blood.
    The test was repeated and 1/2 hour ago I got the results..........It's all go for transplant!!!! My antibodies against my dad must have settled down enough.
    There should now be a 2-3 weeks wait to see the Multidisciplinary Team at St. James in Leeds and the transplant itself 3-4 weeks later.

    My wife is SO excited. I know I should be, but I'm a bit in shock and also very nervous, due to the bleeding problems I have, which have not been resolved.

    I'll continue to update my progress so others who end up in my situation have an idea of what to expect.
    Diagnosed April 1995

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    Iím glad you got a kidney match thatís great! Iím nervous for you! I will be thinking of you & hoping everything goes great.


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    Its really fantastic that you have a match! It does seem that here is always a little hiccup along with the good, that makes you a bit uncertain to get too excited....But stay strong, and keep us posted. Blessings to you and your family.
    Life is a Gift~ Lilly

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    Wow ! Thank you, Pete, for sharing with us the wonderful news. Praise The Lord. You have waited so long....

    I know few people with kidney transplant: 3 weggies on facebook and another fb friend with lupus. Also my accountant did it. All of them are doing great.

    Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and waiting for your coming updates.
    Alysia
    dx 2008


    Here, in this forum, I have found my sweet eternal love, my beautiful Phil.. :
    https://www.wegeners-granulomatosis.com/forum/threads/4238-pberggren-memorial-thread
    "You are my sunshine", he used to sing to me... "you make me happy, when skies are grey" I still answer him.
    Rest in Peace, my brave Batman and take care of your weggies from heaven, until we meet again.

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    Wishing you luck and better kidney function for the New Year
    Knowledge is power! Wisdom is using it to make good decisions!

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    I am also sooooooo happy for you. Please keep us posted as the time gets closer. I will keep you in my prayers. What a way to start the New Year.
    Life isn't about how you survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

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    Gilders thoughts are with you, it's so tough having the excitement of a solution that does not work out the way you intended.

    Ben

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    Yay! Congratulations! Best Christmas present ever!!


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    I haven't been on here for a long time,but had to read up on whats been happening with you. Soooo glad the transplant is on and will keep you in my prayers that there are no further delays and all goes great... Merry Christmas
    Life isn't about how you survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain !

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    Pete this sounds amazing
    Bring on 2019 and a successful transplant.

    I hope all goes well
    Keep Smiling
    Michelle


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