I'm a 52 year old woman who had my transplant 39 years ago. My dad gave me his kidney and my transplant was performed at Downstate Medical Center. When I was diagnosed, I was 24 hours from death and was immediately put on peritoneal dialysis.
My only complication was AVN of the hips which led me to have 8 total hip replacements. (four on each side). The AVN was due to an overdose of solu medrol.
I went on to have a normal life. I graduated college, toured Europe, married, hold down a full time job and I have two beautiful healthy sons who are 24 and 21.
I was one lucky son of a gun!!!