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Did you miss me ? I won the lottery !

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Topic: Did you miss me ? I won the lottery !
Posted By: MJ11
Subject: Did you miss me ? I won the lottery !
Date 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.

ATB

Monterey  Jack


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Posted By: AussieShooter
Date Posted: August 20 2021 at 4:19pm
mate, that is unbelievably great news. Congratulations and thanks for sharing the journey. God speed and good health. 

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Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: August 20 2021 at 4:25pm
Great news and greatful you're still with us MJ!!!
Wishing you a full and speedy recovery...



Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: August 20 2021 at 5:02pm
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. 


Posted By: Canuck
Date Posted: August 20 2021 at 5:19pm
MJ11, thank you for sharing your news, I hope for the best outcome for you!

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Posted By: Shamu
Date Posted: August 20 2021 at 6:39pm
Excellent news & thanks for sharing something so intensely personal.


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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: August 20 2021 at 7:25pm
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 , 


Posted By: hoadie
Date Posted: August 21 2021 at 5:20am
good on ya, mate!

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Posted By: paddyofurniture
Date Posted: August 21 2021 at 6:34am
Glad you are back.

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Posted By: SGonger
Date Posted: August 21 2021 at 7:24am
Good news always good to hear well done ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘!

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Posted By: britrifles
Date Posted: August 21 2021 at 12:00pm
Awesome news MJ!  Very pleased to hear this.  


Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: August 21 2021 at 3:06pm
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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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: August 21 2021 at 6:01pm
these stories are important for all to hear 


Posted By: bcd8238
Date Posted: August 22 2021 at 3:22am
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. 


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: August 22 2021 at 5:38am
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. 

To be honest, I didn't know you were away; it being vacation season here.
But it's great to have you back.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


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Posted By: Bear43
Date Posted: August 23 2021 at 11:04am
Good to hear you got a kidney and are on the mend. I sincerely hope it all goes smoothly for you MJ!


Posted By: terrylee
Date Posted: August 23 2021 at 11:54am
MJ, Great news!  A successful op, a supportive family, good wishes from us and all of the best for the future! Terry


Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: August 24 2021 at 9:52pm
IIt is a big adjustment and only a few days in the past. The meds are unreal. Plus in the continued screening they found
a
 Gift from Viet Nam  my immune system had been repressing for 50+ years they have to kill before it eats me. A nasty parasite.

Thanks for the support guys.

Drive on.

MJ



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Posted By: Bear43
Date Posted: August 25 2021 at 8:42am
Good Lord, that's a surprise it hasn't cropped up before now. At least that will finally be gotten rid of.


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: August 29 2021 at 7:19pm
Gods blessings my friend , too many of my friends that took that south eastern asia tour are getting these kind of suppresses , ive lost two , and have two with issues currently , at least there is hope tho i have three that have overcome , you will too with the right frame of mind , keep the faith , 

also keep us informed , you are a member here that we dont want to loose anytime soon 


Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 6:54am
Progres to a point. The battle now it balance between meds and rejection.
Every morning the phone rings with the days adjustments.
Five weeks to the to find the spot. Lost 24 pounds eating like a 20 year old.
I see a great deal of success. Ready to move on to pillaging the village.


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The Spartans do not ask how many the enemies are but where they are


Posted By: Goosic
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 7:00am
Thank you for the progress report MJ. Good to hear you're doing well...


Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 7:30pm
good to hear a good report 


Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: September 01 2021 at 8:27pm
Part of the positive attitude vibe. Plus I feel good had my first uber to any place for a haircut and dried up deli chicken. The little things in life.


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The Spartans do not ask how many the enemies are but where they are


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: September 02 2021 at 4:03am
Great to hear you are moving forward and starting to get out and about.

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It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice!


Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: September 02 2021 at 11:20am
Thanks Zed the positive thoughts count big right now.

Planning a M1 build from my binns when I get out.
They said to make something up to help pass the time.


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Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: September 15 2021 at 1:44am
Last hurdle today, stint from kidney to bladder removed. Guess how that was done ? 8" long tube to keep tube open. TV camera up the private part mini jaws of life grabber .

I'm going home in 24 hours.

Thanks for all the support .


Load em up !


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Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: September 15 2021 at 3:39am
Thought they'd need a 16" tube MJ! LOLLOL

Great to hear you are on the mend.


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Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: September 15 2021 at 7:06am
Originally posted by Zed Zed wrote:

Thought they'd need a 16" tube MJ! LOLLOL

Great to hear you are on the mend.


They said the 24" was in the shopn for a new TV lens.

Thanks for the joke. You all helped to keep my mind occupied during this with all the material to read band while I had little not contribute it was my go to reading.

Hope talk soon.
MJ


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Posted By: MJ11
Date Posted: September 17 2021 at 11:54am
Home safe and stable.

Best nights sleep in a month.


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The Spartans do not ask how many the enemies are but where they are


Posted By: Honkytonk
Date Posted: September 17 2021 at 12:21pm
That is good news!


Posted By: Zed
Date Posted: September 17 2021 at 2:23pm
Great news! 

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Posted By: A square 10
Date Posted: September 17 2021 at 8:58pm
good to hear , glad your OK 



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