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Old 02-17-2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Re: Longest surviving kidney transplant?

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!!!

 
Old 02-17-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: Longest surviving kidney transplant?

Forgot to say, I am also old school meds. I'm on 10 mgs of prednisone three times a week and 50 mgs of imuran. I'm also on fosamax to prevent any further bone damage. Prednisone is the "king" of drugs that does damage to bones.

 
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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Re: Longest surviving kidney transplant?

Way to go Sjsd. It's always so nice to hear about these fantastic long lived kidneys. I'm 8 years out and the transplant seems like so long ago. I hope I make it as long as you. Continued good luck.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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Re: Longest surviving kidney transplant?

Just take care of yourself Cora. Not sure what meds you are on but if you are on prednisone, watch your bones. Prednisone can cause Avascular Necrosis of the joints.

 
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Re: Longest surviving kidney transplant?

I'm on rapamune and myfortic. I decided to try the steroid avoidance protocol. So far so good. I am still careful with my bones though because of long term diabetes.
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:29 PM   #6
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Re: Longest surviving kidney transplant?

I know of a lady where I work who has had her kidney for 40 years this year. Doing great.

 
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