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by Chris Wright
Sun Dec 13, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Happy Transplantiversary to Me
Replies: 9
Views: 19412

Re: Happy Transplantiversary to Me

Brill, and next year let us know in advance so we can join you in that drink!

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by Chris Wright
Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: what Country do you come from
Replies: 6
Views: 13605

Re: what Country do you come from

Agreed, it would be interesting to hear where people come from as the nature of the questions asked seems to be somewhat dependent on where the poster comes from. Thus the nature of the answer need to that into consideration.

UK, London.

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by Chris Wright
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Jonah Lomu RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 11371

Re: Jonah Lomu RIP

interestingly, he was fit as a fiddle.. would dialysis cause a heart attack? I always presumed that someone relatively healthy (without any other underlying conditions) could survive on dialysis for a long time.. RIP http://www.kidneyfund.org/are-you-at-risk/common-kidney-questions/#How_long_can_a_...
by Chris Wright
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Jonah Lomu RIP
Replies: 5
Views: 11371

Jonah Lomu RIP

A great sportsman and by all accounts a real gent. Renal problems first diagnosed in 1996, focal glomerulonephritis, the same as myself. The big difference is, that he still played devastatingly for the All Backs for some years after! A TX in 2004, which was put under his rib cage to allow him to co...
by Chris Wright
Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Flu Jab Immune Supressed ?
Replies: 13
Views: 28405

Re: Flu Jab Immune Supressed ?

Grey, Back in the 80's flu jabs weren't as common as now. I got a severe dose of flu in 1989. I have rarely felt so ill. Sweating, shaking, fever. My bed sheets had to be changed every few hours because they were soaking from the sweat. I thought i might die and desperately wanted to be admitted to ...
by Chris Wright
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Re: CMV virus seven months post TX
Replies: 4
Views: 8585

Re: CMV virus seven months post TX

All our experiences are different but for what it's worth this is mine: CMV used to be called 40 day fever as it often hit 6 weeks after Tx. I had it, and i have never felt so ill in my life. I had a huge fever and was virtually delirious for about 3 days. I quite quickly recovered and my consultant...
by Chris Wright
Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: bbc programme
Replies: 9
Views: 24369

Re: bbc programme

Tibbs wrote:I watched the first one and as soon as there was a live donor on screen, I was in bits. I'm getting a bit teary now, just thinking about it.
Yep, absolutely with you on that!!!!

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by Chris Wright
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Skin Cancer and Imuno Drugs
Replies: 1
Views: 5158

Re: Skin Cancer and Imuno Drugs

Yea, i've been going for regular "mole hunts" for years now. A couple each of BCCs and SCCs but nothing too nasty yet. If you go to a dermatologist and tell them your immunosuppressed you will get the lecture which will include some, if not all of: Cover up, no sunbathing, not in sun between 12 and ...
by Chris Wright
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Pregnancy with a transplant
Replies: 3
Views: 9430

Re: Pregnancy with a transplant

I've known two ladies who, post transplant, have become pregnant and given birth.

Both they, and their children are fine.

If you feel up to it, you gotta go for it haven't you?

Best of luck whatever you decide.

Chris
by Chris Wright
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: CMV ?
Replies: 7
Views: 15841

Re: CMV ?

All i can say is that CMV used to be known as "40 day fever" and i got it, or a flare up, about 6 weeks post transplant. Never have i had such a fever, i felt like John Mills in one of those old war films set in the jungle where he wants to sacrifice himself for the others. My Dad walked in to visit...
by Chris Wright
Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Sun exposuure after translant
Replies: 4
Views: 9593

Re: Sun exposuure after translant

Yea, azathioprine is one of the drugs that causes the problems. I've been going to dermatologists for 30 years now and every time i get a new one, i get the "lecture", no sunbathing, cover up, factor 50 UVA and UVB etc etc After a while, it's loads of fun to look them straight in the eye and say, " ...
by Chris Wright
Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Transplant chat clinic
Replies: 11
Views: 28291

Re: Transplant chat clinic

I had my kidney when I was 11. I am 52 now. The donor was a 16 year old French girl who sadly died in a motorcycling accident. I often think of her and it feels strange to think there is a small part of her still living on in me. My consultant says my kidney has lasted so long because I have looked...
by Chris Wright
Tue May 26, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Post transplant shape
Replies: 9
Views: 23455

Re: Post transplant shape

You will always, inevitably, have a slightly different shape where the kidney is.

If you are on steroids, you will also have a slight tummy. It will go down a bit as your dose comes down, but unfortunately it will always be there a little.

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by Chris Wright
Tue May 19, 2015 8:33 am
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Grey's transplant 19th May scheduled.
Replies: 26
Views: 63064

Re: Grey's transplant 19th May scheduled.

Thinking of you, let us know.
by Chris Wright
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: The KPG Forum
Topic: Going to the dentist
Replies: 9
Views: 19461

Re: Going to the dentist

A possible tip to save money, but NOT time! There are 18 Dental Schools in the UK, they all need patients to practice on. When i lived near Guy's i went there. It takes longer,as the students who practice on you are extremely careful, but they are fully supervised. The quality of the work is excelle...