Re: Both Kidney to be removed in one go
I do not have pkd, but have several friends who do. In addition to that, I myself have been on dialysis and have had a transplant. I am now 7 years post transplant and still doing well.
My one friend had the largest polycystic kidney our hospital has every seen. It is one for the textbooks. They had to remove it in order to make room for her transplant. She was on dialysis for a short period before her husband gave her a kidney. It took a while to recover from both surgeries, but she is doing fine now.
I didn't do that well on dialysis and have to say that life after transplant is infinetly better than before. Yes, the list of potential side effects of the drugs are scary, but I have virtually no significant side effects and because I use the simple precaution of hand sanitizer, I don't get sick. I would definitely say go for the transplant. Even if you feel you are doing well on dialysis, most people feel much better after the transplant. And many studies also show that your life expectancy can be as much as 4 times greater with a transplant than with dialysis.
If you have any specific questions, just let me know.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant