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Posted: 9/26/2007 9:51:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2007 12:23:57 PM EST by atomicferret]
Some of you may remember that about a month ago I posted a thread about losing weight. well I am now down to 197 and I am feeling good.

Now, on Oct 2, my brother and I are going in for a kidney transplant operation. I am giving him my left kidney because his have both stopped functioning. We are both in pretty good shape so the doctors aren't worried about complications, but as always, it is surgury and s*** happens.

Your good will, positive thoughts, and prayers would be appreciated. It can't hurt, that is for sure.

I love this board because everyone is very charitable, thanks for everything I have personally taken away from here.
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 9:55:09 PM EST
my best wishes and prayers are with you and your brother.
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 9:56:55 PM EST
What are your first names so I can say a proper prayer?

Good luck man. I hope your family knows what a damn fine man you are.
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 10:01:45 PM EST
May GOD continue to bless you and your family. If everyone had a relative or friend like you the world would be abetter place. I pray that everything goes well before,during and after your procedures.

Keep us posted please.

I hope the good Lord sees fit to bring you both through this well.
It is His will that will be done,not ours.

Prayers enroute.
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 10:04:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By atomicferret:


Now, on Oct 2, my brother and I are going in for a kidney transplant operation. I am giving him my left kidney because his have both stopped functioning.
Wow, that's amazing. Good on you for giving up a part of yourself so someone else can live.


The best of luck to both of you!
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 10:05:40 PM EST
Prayers have been made for you and your brother. I'm going on 11 years out from a transplant. I hope you both have an easy recovery. Please tell your brother to follow the doc's instructions now and for the rest of his life. Too many folks I have known got cavalier about their meds after a while because they felt fine. It seems the longer you're out, the more the temptation to "play" with your doses. This usually proves fatal. Godspeed to you both.
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 10:09:04 PM EST
I'll be praying for ya!!!


God bless you, bro.... Thats a great thing to do!
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 10:20:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 11:40:34 PM EST
Good luck!
Link Posted: 9/26/2007 11:46:53 PM EST
Oh man. He better buy the beer from now on, no arguing.

Best of luck, man.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 12:41:34 AM EST
Very best wishes for the surgery being a great success!

Not everyone would do that - even for their brother. Congratulations on being a good human being! I hope you've had kids . . . The world could sure use some more decent people!

Godspeed and a quick recovery for you both.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 12:42:42 AM EST
fck, wish I could help

I hope the best for you two, you'll be fine
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 12:44:40 AM EST
Good luck to both of you guys. You're doing a damn fine thing.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 12:53:54 AM EST
Good luck and prayers sent.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 4:33:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 4:45:28 AM EST
My cousin's wife gave up a kidney for her mom. I certainly hold her in very high regards. I regard you with the same awe and respect, atomicferret.

Prayers and best wishes sent for you and your brother.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 4:58:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2007 5:00:27 AM EST by M14chud]
This thread is worthless without pics...

And, what a hell of a selfless gesture. I can't imagine anything better. You have my admiration, and prayers.

This page 2 is for you!

Link Posted: 9/27/2007 5:04:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2007 5:05:18 AM EST by Waldo0506]
Good luck, Ill be in the same boat as you. Whats your recovery time? I saw something on tv about kidneys and was curious.

Ill be having a heller myotomy with partial dor flundlipication at 1030am on oct 2. Bascially they cut the lower sphincter muscle of the esophagus and wrap the stomach around the base of the espohagus.

Ill have 1-3 days in the hospital and 2 weeks of hanging out with you on ARFCOM (no work or play.

Your a good brother.
Link Posted: 9/27/2007 2:11:23 PM EST
The Doc said that if I get a disposable camera, one of the orderlies can snap some pics. Then I can make this a thread full of WIN!


Originally Posted By M14chud:
This thread is worthless without pics...

And, what a hell of a selfless gesture. I can't imagine anything better. You have my admiration, and prayers.

This page 2 is for you!

Link Posted: 10/7/2007 12:34:23 PM EST
It has been six days and I am back at home. A kidney transplant isn't a walk in the park, but at least it leaves my legs and arms unaffected. If you ever know someone who needs one, and you can give...do it. Other than that, I wouldn't do it on a whim.

On the plus side:
(1) I got to experience the wonders of morphine and Lortab. (2) a clear liquids diet sucks


Thanks to everyone who has given support!

My internet connection sucks, or else I put up pics.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 12:35:44 PM EST
Wow, that's pretty awesome...no other gift could compare. I'd do the same for my brother, without question.
Link Posted: 10/7/2007 1:16:16 PM EST
Thanks for the update man, rest up now
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 12:53:35 AM EST
Wow. Truly a frightening family: "I went to sleep on my brother's couch, and woke up the next morning in a bathtub full of ice with a note next to me saying don't move and call an ambulance, because he'd taken my kidney!"

j/k. Very good of you. Hope both of your recoveries go smoothly.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:03:40 AM EST
Bless you for being so generous.

I hope you both have speedy recoveries.
Link Posted: 10/8/2007 1:15:06 AM EST
Glad to hear you are both doing well.

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