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Toastwithme6488 karma

Last year (August 2017) I went to the emergency department because I had excruciating stomach pain. The hospital I went to didn’t really tell me anything but after some bloodwork I was told I would be admitted. So I stayed there for a week, had a biopsy on my kidney, and the day later I went home.

About a week after that I had an appointment with a nephrologist who told me my kidney function was at about 15% out of 100%, he told me I would need to follow up and watch my diet, etc.

Of course I did neither of those things, I felt fine mostly. I had been prescribed Tylenol 3 for my stomach pain.

Fast forward to this year (October), I went to my parents house during a break from school. I woke up one morning with a horrible migraine and I had been throwing up all day as well. My headache was so bad, I couldn’t eat anything, had to be in the dark, and I couldn’t listen to any noise.

My mom was the one who basically forced me to go to the hospital, I’m pretty stubborn and I thought it was just a bad headache.

Got to the hospital, nurse checks my blood pressure, it was 220/117, she thought her machine was broken and she checked my blood pressure 4 times. After that I was able to see the doctor right away. I ended up having a seizure while I was talking to him because my blood pressure was so high, but I don’t remember. The doctor put my on dialysis that night, and I ended up staying at that hospital for about two weeks because I had to have small procedure done where they put a tube near your heart to drain fluid from around it.

I’m finally home now, still on dialysis. I had to drop out of school and move back home as well. Life kind of sucks now honestly, I’m so jealous of people who are healthy.

Toastwithme1889 karma

It doesn’t seem that hard to find a donor, but the real challenge is finding a donor who will be a match.

Since I found out about my diagnosis, everyone I know has offered to get tested to see if they could be a potential donor.

My nephrologist told me that they will start testing my two brothers first because one of them is likely to be a match. After they’ve been tested and they aren’t a match, we can start testing other potential donors.

Toastwithme1730 karma

I’m feeling good these days, lots of energy.

I like playing video games mostly, sometimes I bake desserts and play with my dog. I can’t do much other than relax at home haha but I’m not complaining.

Toastwithme1112 karma

Lol be my friend on steam!

Toastwithme971 karma

Thank you!

I had an intense migraine for more than a week before I thought anything was wrong. I was living on my own and in college so I really had no idea I was sick. I was visiting my mom for reading week and I couldn’t stop throwing up so she forced me to go to the hospital. Initially, I didn’t want to go, but I’m glad I did because I had an emergency dialysis line put in and I was having dialysis done that night.