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    Posted: August 20 2021 at 3:52pm
I have been on a journey and have a new kidney.

For our 48th wedding anniversary I received a new kidney  two days ago.
I have been in a organ program for four years and received a call last  Sunday  just a week after my own failed. I don't share much of my personnel  life  but  this is big enough  and such a  surprise  at a time when  the world seems so full doubts that  I hope it is a good and  worry share.

The call told us to get on a plane and  report to a transplant center  for a 98% good kidney  with a 99% match. I was met by an amazing  surgery  team that has treated  me so very well. A private room  with a view from the  7th floor, cratered  dinning  amazing staff I still can't believe.

Post op has been  smooth  with seamless  transition  to six weeks of care and instruction. I'm sure will prepare  me for the changes for the  rest of my life.

I'm sure most everyone  knows about the  organ rejection  meds and risks enhanced by COVID issues so it will be double  life changing.

Here I would  like to thank all the friends I have  made here and the rest of you  too for all the fun and common interests  we share and parts and critasysms  shared. WELL DONE GENTALMEN!

Going forward?  Well I have no idea how it will go.

I'm  in a slightly  emotional state but my message is that there is always hope if we give it a chance.

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mate, that is unbelievably great news. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the journey. God speed and good health. 
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Great news and greatful you're still with us MJ!!!
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery...

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I wish you all the best moving forward. I actually know a couple of people that have had the similar surgery and they are leading very normal lives. 
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MJ11, thank you for sharing your news, I hope for the best outcome for you!
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Excellent news & thanks for sharing something so intensely personal.
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im very happy to hear this MJ , i am glad to hear your doing well and yes im aware of the transplant regiment but its simply a change of life style and adjustment to the new parameters of living within the new boundary's , you can do it , stay in touch my friend - we did miss you , we are also well aware of your past travels and thought that might have been the explanation , 

follow doctors orders and get well , 
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Awesome news MJ!  Very pleased to hear this.  
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Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

Great news and greatful you're still with us MJ!!!
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery...



It was a close thing and then a  hand reached out to us.
Not just us but four lives were touched.

The generosity of this family is astounding.

Also I have to thank the Veterans Administration for their care and speed. I'm so tired of hearing complaints about care for veterans. We must consider there is always more than one side to any event.

In my case it all came together bin a mater of hours from across the country on a Sunday afternoon.
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these stories are important for all to hear 
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Hi MJ11,  Great news for you and your family. It is an intensely emotional time when you receive the gift of life. There will be times of great joy and maybe times of great sadness as you come through the recovery period. Every day is another step in the journey.

I had my phone call back in 2008 that a deceased doner kidney was available for me. I did have a time of sadness about the loss of a life so that I may live longer. I've now had the opportunity to see both of my sons finish High School and have one start work in a bank, the other graduated from University as a Registered Nurse. I've become a proud grandad (x6) in a blended family with my second marriage.

With a lot of attention to what the doctors say and having a drink of water every time I pass a tap, responsible diet and still enjoying cold beers, my health and kidney health is all within the normal ranges.

Best of luck with your own adventure. 
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This is absolutely wonderful news MJ. 
Better than winning the lottery! Take care and the time necessary to recover and adapt to your new life. 
Investing in one's health is probably the most important investment we can make. 

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Good to hear you got a kidney and are on the mend. I sincerely hope it all goes smoothly for you MJ!
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