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Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 55y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 7y Transplanted


Male, 56 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.


Comments: 3 updates, 0 for others
Member since: Sep 14, 2010
Last Login Nov 05, 2013

Other conditions

  1. BK virus
  2. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's)
  3. High blood pressure (hypertension)