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Overwhemed by emotions accepting a living donor kidney

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kate May 1, 2012. 11 Replies

Today brother was confirmed to be a match for a kidney transplant. This gift is hope wrapped in a miracle presented with pure love by him. I am grateful, so grateful, but I am also conflicted.…Continue

 

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humminbird replied to Kate's discussion 'Overwhemed by emotions accepting a living donor kidney'
"Teresa,   I think that you placed it in Gods hands and that is his answer ... A perfect match!!  Wow you are lucky!  That is great for you.. I take over 40 pills a day and I have heard after awhile a perfect match transplant patient…"
Apr 29, 2012
Teresa replied to Kate's discussion 'Overwhemed by emotions accepting a living donor kidney'
"I myself am scheduled to receive a kidney transplant from my best friend of 34 years! I have been going round and round on this emotion track too - I had a liver transplant in 11/09 and due to Prograf and PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) lost…"
Apr 29, 2012
humminbird replied to Kate's discussion 'Overwhemed by emotions accepting a living donor kidney'
"Wow  that is great... One thing I wanted to mention is this.  It was really hard for me to see my daughter not feeling great after her surgery.. everything was fine and it all depends on the person but I cried and cried because I felt like…"
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humminbird replied to Kate's discussion 'Overwhemed by emotions accepting a living donor kidney'
"Yes I can totally relate!!  I accepted a kidney from my daughter!  That was really really hard... I live in Ca and she now lives in MN with her husband.  I visited her a few times and would have to go to dialysis.  She got sick…"
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David replied to Kate's discussion 'Overwhemed by emotions accepting a living donor kidney'
"Kate, You are truely blessed, and so is your brother, am 22 months post heart txplnt, I have no name of my donor as of yet, but there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of the greatest gift I was given,  I have gone through the…"
Apr 21, 2012

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At 8:41am on November 22, 2013, David said…

"Happy Birthday, Kate !!" 

At 9:00am on November 22, 2012, Cisco said…

Happy birthday Kate! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm central time. Hope to see you there!

At 8:48am on November 22, 2012, DAP1122 (Don) said…

Happy Birthday, Kate!!

At 6:45am on November 22, 2012, David said…

 Happy Happy Birthday Kate ! 

At 5:42am on April 20, 2012, David said…

 Greetings Kate ! Welcome Aboard !

 
 
 

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