SirBruceMega21 karma2015-05-23 14:27:26 UTC
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!
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SirBruceMega13 karma2015-02-12 17:29:16 UTC
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 karma2015-01-15 21:36:21 UTC
Is Laura Silverman as adorable in real life as she is in animated form?
SirBruceMega1 karma2016-08-27 14:00:32 UTC
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 karma2016-08-27 14:54:15 UTC
Cool, thanks for the advice!
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