Re: Pre Dialysis Kidney Transplant
Hi there. I was on dialysis for a year, and believe me, it was no picnic. My cousin gave me a kidney (on her birthday!) in October of 2002. While I had a lot of problems early on in my transplant, by week 3 after the transplant I was feeling better than I had in years. And I've been getting better and better as the years go by.
I know that all the side effects of the drugs sound scary, but in truth, they are not that difficult to take. And if you do end up having a problem with one drug, there are enough of them out there for you docs to switch you to something else.
If you have any specific questions about the transplant process, for you or your Dad, just ask. I'll be happy to tell you all about my experience.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant