Post Number: 34
|Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 04:58 am: ||
Hello everyone, I haven't posted anything for a while. I was scheduled for an altruistic kidney donation on April 5th. But unfortunately I had a deep vein thrombosis on March 15th. I have completely recovered from the condition and am doing well. I still haven't quite came to a satisfactory conclusion as to why this happened. I was really looking forward to donating as I'm sure the recipients were. I guess the good news is that I'm still alive, there are a lot of people with blood clots that die before they ever receive treatment. I will be on blood thinners for another month and at that time I will revisit the possibility of donating. According to my transplant coordinator I probably would not be accepted as a donor again. I hope everyone is doing well.
I'm still feeding the white dog
See ya, Art
Post Number: 693
|Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 03:00 pm: ||
You never know if you'll be OK'd to donate. Centers are getting a bit more liberal for live donors especially direct donors for family members.
Your situation is a bit different but one that as a donor I find amazing. I donated to my hubby and you would like to donate to someone you may never know or meet.
You sound like you're just about healed and ready to put what happened to you behind. You came so close to donating and for some reason it wasn't meant to be. Who knows, is there a powerful force watching out for us? If you donated and had the DVT it would've been more serious for you to recover I would think.
I'm glad you're feeling well and hope it continues. Blood thinners can be a problem with daily activities. Mike takes them for the strokes he had after his tx. You really have to be extra careful shaving, scratching an insect bite or bumping into thing. But I'm sure you know that.
Stay well and happy!
|Forum Leader - Living Organ Donation |
Husband had a Bone Marrow Transplant 09/08/1993. Diagnosed with CML that went into a blast crisis and became ALL.
Donated a kidney to husband 6/26/2008
Husband and both kids have PKD
I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED FOR THE LIFE I GAVE AS WELL AS THE LIFE I LIVED
I found this on a website and its so true
Post Number: 2408
|Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 08:00 pm: ||
What's important is that you are alive and well, Art. Thank goodness they caught the problem.
Just take it a step at a time - you never know what's down the road ahead.
|Kidney Donor to Husband 10/30/07 |
Forum Leader-Living Organ Donation
Barnes Jewish Hospital St. Louis, Mo
My Donation Story
I walk slowly, but I never walk backward - Abraham Lincoln
Post Number: 115
|Posted on Friday, August 13, 2010 - 09:59 pm: ||
Thanks for the update Art. I'd been wondering about you and hoping you were still on the mend - glad to hear that's been the case.
I know everyone here in TBuddies knows where your heart was and the direction this was headed before this bump in the road. Give this time - you'll know what direction to go from here and when the timing is right. You'll absolutely do the right thing. No doubt.
|Chad - non-directed kidney donor Oct. 2007|