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SirBruceMega21 karma

Someone else with IgA Nephropathy! Hey, brother/sister! If you don't mind me asking, how has it been treating you so far?

I was diagnosed at 10 via a biopsy. Nobody in my family has kidney issues, so I just lucked out. Had an annual appt with a nephrologist, never really altered my life until my creatinine started creeping up more and more. Eventually started hemodialysis when I was 21. And it sucked! I dry heaved after every single treatment. They kept trying to pull fluid out of my body when I was still urinating. Received a living donor transplant from my brother after 5 months of hemo.

However during the transplant, my transplanted ureter became pinched. As a result, waste was building up in my kidney which is disastrous. They had to set up a percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) bag, which is a tube going from your kidney THROUGH your skin and goes into a thick plastic bag. Had that for 6 months. Eventually they attempted a procedure where they RE-transplanted my native ureter to my new kidney.

Other than that, life has been peachy! Creatinine is 1.5 which is absolutely gorgeous!

Good luck!

SirBruceMega13 karma

Oh Christ, I thought you meant that Jim Belushi was in a remake of the Sahara movie starring Matthew Mcconaughey and Penelope Cruz. That would have been terribly amazing.

SirBruceMega2 karma

Is Laura Silverman as adorable in real life as she is in animated form?

SirBruceMega1 karma

I've actually been thinking about buying a gaming system (or a better computer) to help fight my depression. Are there any games you can recommend that help you through rough patches?

Last system I had was PS2 so my knowledge is extremely limited in this area. Any help is appreciated :-)

SirBruceMega1 karma

Cool, thanks for the advice!