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Living transplant

Post 1

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

So, yesterday at my daughter Laura's 40th birthday meal I found myself sitting next to my ex-husband, my older 3 children's father. (His wife was at work.) He's having a kidney transplant in July, that his wife is donating. How amazing is that?!? I will post updates in this journal as and when I get news from our offspring. I wish them all the best and speedy recoveries.smiley - grovel

I know someone who had a successful living kidney transplant. When I was working for Pets As Therapy with Gordon and his dog Snoopy, the lady who ran our branch of the charity had a kidney donated by her best friend. She got "a new lease of life" and is about to turn 63 this month, she's just a tad younger than me, but doesn't look any older than 50! And still working for the charity although it has been renamed now and I don't see her but we are in touch on Facebook. smiley - dog

I carry a donor card and have registered my wishes and told my childrensmiley - cheerup
http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/register-to-donate/register-your-details/


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Post 2

Rosa Baggins, (see LOTR appendix Hobbits Family trees for more information)

Yesterday, I went online and registered as a donor but I am unable to donate blood because of the epilepsy medication and other medication. I have printed my donor card but I hope I will get one in the post.

I used to have a donor card which I first got in the 70's and 80's but lost it with the many moves me I had.


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Post 3

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I can't donate blood either, due to the medication I am on.

smiley - hug


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Post 4

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

Same here. But they can take whatever they want once I don't need it any more. Peg leg included smiley - winkeye

smiley - pirate


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Post 5

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - biggrin


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Post 6

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

err ? "daughter Laura's 40th birthday meal" does she only eat once a year then ?


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Post 7

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

sadly I can't donate blood or my organs... - apparently I'm just too toxic or something smiley - laugh

but, thinking of living organ transplants, my Dad's neighbours did this, the Whife (used to be my dinner lady at school), recieved a kidney from her husband and both are still doing fine... Well, she's coping with his increasingly odd inventions and engineering constructions he keeps building in their garden (I think he's boared since retiring smiley - laugh ) Hope the transplant goes well smiley - zen


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Post 8

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

It's one of my regrets that I never donated blood when I could — in the window between leaving the Witnesses and having gay sex.

TRiG.smiley - lighthouse


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Post 9

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

So, I was wondering why the transplant didn't take place and Keith's now on dialysis. I found out today. His wife has melanoma.

Life is sometimes a great big bag of sh*t smiley - sadfacesmiley - cry


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Post 10

Elektragheorgheni -Please read 'The Post'

I am so sorry GB. We'll keep them both in our prayers and you too!


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Post 11

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thank you Elektra. smiley - hug


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Post 12

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

I just had a op' on my prostrate glad 3 weeks ago, hopefully this Wed's smiley - ermI'll be able to smiley - whistle"P" under me own powersmiley - biggrin
BUT! with what health issues I've had in my life, I was brought up with - there's always someone worse off than you.
I can attest that..
My wishes are that the ultimate outcome is positive GBsmiley - hug

butsmiley - winkeyere:- MY ex - I never get my birthday prezzie or xmas prezzie off her = she's STILL breathing smiley - grr


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Post 13

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I have news. Keith had a kidney transplant on Thursday. Unbeknown to me, our three children and his daughter by his second wife had all been tested for compatibility and Laura (40) was the closest match, although not a perfect match. She sailed through all the tests and was about to donate a kidney to her dad.

Then someone who had left wishes to be an organ donor died. They were a perfect match for Keith, so he got their kidney instead of my daughter having to go under the knife.

Can you imagine my relief, especially as I only found out all the details when it was all over.

Laura didn't tell me, or her son Liam (22) because she didn't want us to worry.

I'm now saying prayers of thanks to the donor who died, and their brave family. I don't know who they are, of course, but thank you anyway smiley - grovel


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Post 14

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

As "they" say - blood is thicker than water.

And also loyalty and respect to MAM smiley - cuddle


And to the donor a smiley - rose


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Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

smiley - peacedove

My appologies


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Post 16

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thank you Profsmiley - smoochsmiley - hug


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Post 17

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

I hope they can use bits and pieces of me when I don't need them any more but I'm afraid they can't.

My respects to Laura! Her kidney may not be perfect, but her heart certainly is! smiley - love

smiley - pirate


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Post 18

Prof Animal Chaos.C.E.O..err! C.E.Idiot of H2G2 Fools Guild (Official).... A recipient of S.F.L and S.S.J.A.D.D...plus...S.N.A.F.U.

I've actually left my body to medical science (Leeds university) I've had a laugh with it, so smiley - laugh then can someone else smiley - cool


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Post 19

Pierce The Pirate ~ out of Hotblack Desiato mode again ~

smiley - laugh that's the smiley - stiffdrinksmiley - ok

smiley - pirate


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Post 20

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Laura popped round last night for a smiley - cuddle with Mum. Keith continues to progress, he's up and walking around but still in hospital. I know that the donor was 50 years old and was involved in a traffic accident. He was airlifted to Leeds but found to be brain-dead so his family were given time to say goodbye before the machine was switched off. The only organs which were of any use and could be harvested were his kidneys. Keith and a 42-year-old man were prepared to receive them. Unfortunately the other recipient was showing signs of rejection when Laura and Allan visited their dad on Friday.

Laura is very relieved that she didn't have to donate a kidney. Apparently she had thrown her weight around with her siblings. Mezz was the wrong blood group to begin with. Allan has a stressful job, a new baby and two little boys whom he co-parents to consider. Charlotte (Keith & Helen's daughter) is only 26 and wants a family sometime in the future. I can just imagine Laura bossing them all about, even though she is the shortest and slightest built, she's the toughest by a mile. Keith didn't want to take her kidney. She told him to "suck it up". I laughed when she told me that - her turn of phrase amuses me, she texted me recently "wait till you see my new hallway and stairs flooring, it's the dog's bollocks!" I had to reply, "is that good or bad?" as I'd never heard that expression before.


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