User Tag List

Likes Likes:  25
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Transplant

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    601
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Transplant

    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

  2. Likes me2, Lilly, annekat, Alysia, PattyL, drz, Keith, bobjannj liked this post
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    36
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Transplant

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


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  4. Likes gilders, annekat, Alysia, drz, bobjannj liked this post
  5. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Mobile, Alabama
    Posts
    236
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Transplant

    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

  6. Likes gilders, annekat, Alysia, bobjannj liked this post
  7. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Israel
    Posts
    3,718
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Transplant

    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, I found my sweet love, my beautiful Phil
    https://www.wegeners-granulomatosis....emorial-thread
    During long scary weeks at the hospital, my sweetie used to tell me, what I keep on telling him:"your love is what I live on".
    Rest in Peace, my brave Batman, take care of your weggies from heaven, and get a place ready for me, next to you, until we meet again.

  8. Likes gilders, bobjannj liked this post
  9. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    see map location
    Posts
    3,993
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Transplant

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

  10. Likes gilders, bobjannj, Alysia liked this post
  11. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    1,964
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Transplant

    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 !

  12. Likes gilders, Lilly liked this post
  13. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    England
    Posts
    601
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Transplant

    Thank you all for your messages of support.
    The main headlines for the news in the UK today were all about the NHS and how the head of NHS England has told drs to cancel all operations that aren't immediately life saving (NHS is very understaffed) until after January.
    I'm thinking that this may postpone my kidney transplant as the ones booked in for January will be moved to February (the month I expected mine to happen).
    Every time we make progress, we then take 2 steps back.
    Diagnosed April 1995

  14. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Mobile, Alabama
    Posts
    236
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Re: Transplant

    Dear Gliders, I am so disappointed for you....I know you are very frustrated!! I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings and hope....
    Life is a Gift~ Lilly

  15. Likes Alysia liked this post

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •