Re: kidney transplant
Hi and welcome. Not sure what you mean by what are the symptoms. Do you mean the symptoms leading up to the requirement for a kidney transplant? The would depend on what you kidney function is, what type of dialysis you end up on, and a host of other things.
As for the transplant itself, it is like any other surgery. They give you pain meds, but there are some physical limitations for a while after because it is a fairly large surgery. As for other stuff, most everyone is different. Most of us, though, begin to feel much better, very quickly, than we did on dialysis. Some of the drugs have side effects, but it depends on which drugs your transplant center prescribes, at what dose, and how the dose changes over the first year.
If you wouldn't mind passing on a few more details, I'd be more than happy to tell you what I found with my transplant. Best of luck.
Dxd T1 1966, 2001 dialysis, 2002 kidney transplant, 2003 insulin pump, 2008 pancreas transplant