"Hi Art, I read your note about them telling you that you would not be able to donate. I understand this must be very upsetting, but the important thing is that you are well. I am a true believer in if one door closes another opens. You are such a…"
The thinners will deal with the clot very soon, and your tx will be on the way. You are definitely a strong person, and modern medicine improves daily.
I have read so many success story's since I became a member, about tx friends that…"
"Hi Mikey, I was scheduled for surgery on April 5, one week ago today. I was an altruistic donor and going to be the start of a two person donor chain. The surgery was going to take place at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Unfortunately I…"
How soon after your tx did you start riding and what was your work out prior to riding? I am developing a work out regiment for this year, however I damaged my right knee in the Army and I have to do low impact workouts until my Dr.…"
"Hi Mike, I trained for about two and a half months before the ride. I rode five or six days a week for about 120 to 175 mile each week. It was a lot of work but worth it. I enjoy jazz but really like the blues. What do you think is the best blues…"
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No, but I am in the process of becoming an altruistic kidney donor. I started this in November of 2008 and am nearing the end. It looks as though I could be the start of a three person donor chain. I am going for my second work up on 01/28/10.
Hi Art, I read your note about them telling you that you would not be able to donate. I understand this must be very upsetting, but the important thing is that you are well. I am a true believer in if one door closes another opens. You are such a giving person maybe you are now meant to give in another way. We never know what life holds for us until we look back at it years later and say wow who knew that this disappointed would bring me to where I am now. We never know what act of simple kindness has on others, I think you have much kindness in you so maybe there are many lives you will touch in a different unexpected way. Wishing you the best. Rita