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Don’s journey continues……. On May 20, 1991, after nine weeks on PD, I got the call. Being a Friday night, everyone I knew who could drive was in the pub or already drunk. So, I arranged a taxi for … Continue reading
As if people on dialysis don’t face enough disease risk! Now, we learn that patients who were on long-term dialysis prior to receiving a donor kidney are at an increased risk for cancer following transplant surgery. This was the finding … Continue reading
I have a love/hate relationship with my twice daily doses of immunosuppressant drugs. I’m forced to love them because they keep my immune system from waging a full-blown attack on the foreign kidney in my abdomen, allowing it to continue … Continue reading
Ah, the joy of rising early and hovering over a pot of freshly-brewed tea as dawn unfolds. I treasure these few minutes of peace paired with the pleasure of the tea. I drink black, oolong, green, or white. Black tea … Continue reading
A transplant recipient must take immunosuppressant drugs daily for as long as the graft functions. Immunosuppressants weaken the immune system by diminishing the ability of the immune cells to function.