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Tag: kidney disease

Suppressed

I’ve started to experience a little taste of what it is to have a suppressed immune system. After my kidney transplant in March I was put on anti-rejection drugs, of course, which suppress your bodies immunity so it doesn’t attack the new organ that…

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My first radio appearance

I was on the radio yesterday talking about my days as an active alcoholic, kidney disease and finding myself. This is what led me to the life I’m living now – health coaching, teaching yoga, Thai yoga massage – all of my passions in…

Are you living authentically?

Since my kidney transplant in March, I’ve made a whole lot of changes in my life. While I was on dialysis and off from the full time job I was able to take full advantage by taking life coaching courses and learning loads of…

Kidney Walk 2018

 If you’ve been following my blog for a while you’ll know about my journey with kidney disease and my eventual transplant in March of this year. I was incredibly luck to have my cousin donate a kidney to me and was only on dialysis…

A kidney update

It’s been a bit since I gave an update on my post-transplant life. I am 12 weeks post today’s! It’s at this point that they hope the drug levels have been sorted out, that energy is back to normal, that any of the hiccups…

Be a Donor Month❤️

Left: my cousin and I the evening before our surgeries I have to admit, I keep calling April “donor appreciation month” I guess that’s what it feels like to me after receiving a kidney from my hero cousin As if donating a kidney to…

Better every day

I’m almost 7 weeks post kidney transplant and I’m feeling so much better. My energy is finally coming back to a more normal level and I’m able to walk at a quick pace without losing my breath. It feels fantastic. An experience like this…

My New Life

I’ve written pretty extensively over the past year or so about all the things happening in my life, from kidney disease with decreasing function, having a fistula created in my arm, the work up of a donor, starting dialysis and finally having a transplant….

Hiccups

I’ve been at the hospital a lot these days. It’s been 4 weeks since my kidney transplant and I come 3 days a week to the transplant clinic where I get blood work done and then wait for results to come back so the…

Day 5 post transplant.

Well, I feel like I’ve turned a corner today. I can see the end of the tunnel. Let me explain, my kidney transplant happened on Tuesday. The surgery went well, as did my cousins and the healing process begun. Unfortunately the kidney was a…