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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 54y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 6y Transplanted


Male, 54 years
Tampa, FL

Primary condition
Kidney Transplant and 3 more
Feb 2010
First listed
Aug 2008
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About kidtx2010

Male, age: 49. I was accepted on the kidney xplant wait list July 2008 and received xplant Feb. 2010. Wegener's Granulomatosis, diagnosed in 4/99, is the underlying disease that caused my kidney failure. I was on peritoneal dialysis from Feb. '08 until xplant in Feb '10. I worked full time throughout the dialysis. Post transplant: I began work half time from home (computer work) @ 1.5 months and returned to full time work at 2.5 months. Creatinine ranging from 1.4 to 2.8 at one year post transplant. Now @ 2.2. BK virus on-set 7/10, last test = 13k copies, after peaking @ 95k copies.

In a word: tough road. Ups & downs of kidney x-plant testing, hypertension control, fatigue, depressing creatinine levels, BK virus, meds side-effects and the mental toll that all the uncertainty that comes with all this while working full time, maintaining a marriage & some semblence of a family life. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy to be here and I know it could be far worse, but at one year post kidney transplant, I'd be lying if I did not say that it is a tough road.


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Member since: Sep 14, 2010
Last Login Nov 05, 2013

Other conditions

  1. BK virus
    First symptom
    Stopped Reason
    This was resolved with Leflunomide.
  2. Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener's)
    First symptom
  3. Hypertension
    First symptom