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Old 06-30-2012, 01:23 AM   #16
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As many of you know, I have been on the Oregon kidney transplant list for about 2 years. Today I got the phone call saying they have a live donor for me. To my shock, it was none of the people who called on my behalf, just some random stranger that wanted to help somebody out. I'm scheduled to have surgery on July 23rd, so my move to Cali will be somewhat delayed.
What a great surprise! Great news! Wishing you the best of health and a smooth transisition.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:24 AM   #17
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That's great news best of luck to you bro!
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:45 AM   #18
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congratulations man!
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:48 AM   #19
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:14 AM   #20
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That's awesome, congratulations! Best of luck on a full recovery!
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:23 AM   #21
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As many of you know, I have been on the Oregon kidney transplant list for about 2 years. Today I got the phone call saying they have a live donor for me. To my shock, it was none of the people who called on my behalf, just some random stranger that wanted to help somebody out. I'm scheduled to have surgery on July 23rd, so my move to Cali will be somewhat delayed.

I honestly didn't know.

Congrats, wish you the best... Masha'Allah!
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:28 AM   #22
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congrats man, it's amazing somebody would do that for a stranger.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:29 AM   #23
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Douchebag is now away for 2 days

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Old 06-30-2012, 03:42 AM   #24
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Congrats.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:46 AM   #25
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Repped.

Future negged. You think rep is worth anything to this man after getting news like this?

Congrats my dude.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:49 AM   #26
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:36 AM   #27
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If you didn't have a kidney donor what was the worse expect outcome they projected you?

Well, I have already been on peritoneal dialysis for about a month. Being on dialysis for an extended amount of time is not really good for you. There is an increased risk of infections, weight gain and related health issues would be expected, easy to get hernias, and ultimately dialysis is not as effective as kidneys so your health just gets worse and worse (somebody who lives on dialysis full term has their life expectancy cut in about half). I've also had several painful but benign side effects of the dialysis, including a nerve issue at my diaphragm that made it feel like I dislocated my right shoulder. The alternative to no dialysis or transplant is complete kidney shut down which would kill me.

Additionally, the timing of this was important for my education. I'm starting an internship mid-July (more like beginning of September now) to complete my doctorate in psychology, but if my surgery overlapped even more with my internship, it could greatly effect the hours necessary for licensure. My doctors and I were just recently entertaining the idea of putting a transplant on hold for a year so I could finish my school while I just stayed on dialysis for a year.

Thanks for all the positive comments.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:42 AM   #28
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Wonderful news! I hope everything is successful, and I hope you'll get the chance to meet the donor one day if that is your wish.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:50 AM   #29
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Good Luck...

I hope you get to play bball / trash talk on ISH for many more years bro.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:51 AM   #30
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Awesome, congrats.
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