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Offline himer24

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2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« on: August 01, 2018, 05:25:03 PM »
Hello All, its been a very long time since i posted on here but i want to share great news that i am going thru donating a piece of my liver to my best friends daughter. I donated my kidney 11 years ago and what a great experience that was too a stranger then and a great friend now. I was wondering if anyone else experienced both donations and if there is a big difference from donating a kidney? Hope all is well with all of you and thanks for reading. God Bless!

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Re: 2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 02:33:04 PM »
Dear himer,

Since I wound up with an autoimmune disorder shortly after my kidney donation,  I can't even donate blood.  But I am amazed that you are in the approval process for a liver donation.  From what I have learned from other donors, liver donation is a bit rougher than kidney donation.  Hope you will keep us updated on your progress - have you been approved and scheduled or are you in testing? 

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Re: 2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 07:21:42 PM »
Hi Elephant, I got all my testing done except one and that is a colonoscopy they want done because i am 48 years old. I will have everything done by next friday the 10th. I will know on the following tuesday if its a go or not.. I am sorry you about the autoimmune disorder. You did a great thing! Always remember that! I will keep you updated on my progress.. Thanks!

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Re: 2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 07:24:24 AM »
Wow himer24, you are awesome.  Because of my illness I have done *many* colonoscopy preps...my best advice is to get some wet wipes before you start.  And some bottles of lemon lime Gatorade.  Let us know when you are approved so we can cheer you on! 

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Re: 2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 04:56:52 PM »
Congratulations! I have met or read the stories of a few others who have donated a liver lobe after having donated a kidney, and it is still rare (and some hospitals will not even THINK about it.) It is a much more invasive surgery than kidney donation, with a longer recovery and a much higher risk of complications and re-admissions to the hospital. So be preparred for a more difficult time as compared with your kidney donation. Please keep us informed about how it goes.


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Re: 2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 11:34:47 AM »
Thanks Fr Pat, I will keep you informed.. I just had most of the testing done.. I have a stress test with echo. on wednesday and i have to meet with the psychiatrist on monday morning.. Colonscopy Appointment is Tuesday.. so, i am on the downward slide of remaining tests. Probably will find out on the 21st if i am accepted. The MRI was the toughest test thus far.

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Re: 2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 06:23:41 PM »
Well, i will officially know next tuesday if i will be eligible or not. I feel tremendous about the whole thing. I had over 40 test done and my stress test was superb. My heart EF# is 55 and the functional capacity was above average. I weighed 224lbs on July 26th and i am at 208lbs today. All my lab work is complete and looking at the numbers, i feel very positive about this. I am so excited on helping another and praying that everything goes well. She is in desperation mode! I wont be able to sleep tuesday. Pray for me!

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Re: 2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2018, 07:08:14 PM »
Sounds like everything is moving along nicely. Please keep us informed all along the way!
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Re: 2007 Altruistic Kidney Donor & Possible 2018 Liver Donor
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2018, 08:34:41 AM »
Prayers have been said for you dear himer24 and your recipient.   Eager to hear about your status next Tuesday. 

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