I know this is off-topic, but for those who are so inclined, I would appreciate your prayers please. I have been called for a possible kidney transplant in Dallas. The catch is that I have a high-probability of what is called a positive crossmatch. That means that I may have antibodies that would react to the blood from the donor, which would destroy the kidney. Please pray for divine intervention, that I do not have antibodies against the donor blood and that the crossmatch is negative. Blood tests will be done tonight and I will know by tomorrow morning. If the tests clear me, I should get a new kidney sometime tomorrow afternboon. I'm cross-positing in Tomatoes and Vegetable Gardening since that is where I post most often.
I have a vested interest in you getting well quickly; I haven't asked you all of my gardening questions yet (ha). Seriously, we all hope and pray that you have a quick and complete recovery and are back posting here soon. .
Can relate! I had my kidney transplant in Feb. '09. Had to have Pheresis (like dialysis) for about 4-weeks after!
You will be fine! I will talk to the (MAN) for you...My oldest brother died to complications of the heart and kidney(he only had one due to surgery prior transplant) and my little brother(Casey), 6-days after my brother died 9-11-09, GET THIS got a perfect match kidney at U.A.B. I believe Joey (eldest) had a lot to do with that; if you know what I mean!
Please eat well and exercise as much as you can(I know that is hard when all you want to do is sleep). been there done that...
If you have any Questions please don't hesitate to d-mail me.
Back at the hospital for another possible kidney. Have to get past the crossmatch test--a five hour wait before we will know anything. Hopeful, but I don't REALLY expect good news. Multiple trips and continued disappointment is difficult and frustrating.
Good luck! I can't even imagine the roller coaster of emotions. Just remember that eventually you will get a match, hopefully this will be the time. Please keep us posted. I'm not that far from Hutto, if you need anything don't hesitate to ask, just dmail me.