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The first question I would ask myself is, "why would I NOT give my sister a kidney?"

Posted By: c on 2005-08-20
In Reply to: Anybody donated a kidney? sm - Jaxie

Yes, it's an enormous decision. Good luck to you both.

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I was just wondering if anyone else has this or knows someone who does and what info they may be willing to share. 

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Since August last year, my GFR has been 55-59, and from what I've read, that means kidney damage.  I am still on indomethacin, which I believe can contribute to kidney damage.  I don't know what else could be contributing or what might make things better, or if like they say, it's "within normal limits" and "nothing to worry about".

Any input?

My step-father got a kidney transplant

He was extremely happy to be off the dialysis and looked quite a bit healthier for a span of time (kidneys do things the plastic tubing just can't), but he only lived an extra 3 years and had to take lots of antirejection meds in the meantime, was in and out of the hospital a lot.

I agree with the person who posted below about talking to a physician about the downsides. Find out exactly what quality of life most transplant recipients have and how many extra years most of them receive. This is a big decision. It will change your life and probably in ways you can't fathom yet.

Wish I could give you better answers. It's so hard to watch people we love suffer.

Yep, my son's doc charged 111.00 for a 3 minute visit to tell him he had a kidney stone.
And to think the insurance paid it. Hmmm.
exophrenic..can't document this word but I know it means outside the kidney..sm
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we can talk about the pain of being a man vs. a woman!
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you don't put your family at risk by taking in strangers. That's just plain foolish. There were over 3300 registered sex offenders in NO. Where are they now. In your community? Perhaps in your house? Good luck.
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i have been through some rough times lately and had to apply for some help. there are signs, big signs, all over our offices saying "YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE LEGAL TO GET HELP". so we and our government do give them our benefits whether they are legal here or not. now that is messed up. i am helping to support them so they can take away my jobs and i can't even support my kids and yes i get benefits, wow $75 a month in food stamps which lasts not even a week in a household of 6. don't get me wrong, i am thankful for any help at the moment, but i get penalized for trying to work my tail off and still can't survive.

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Aw come one give her a break. She said she was sorry and is willing to refund. Give her a chance to

do what is right.  If she fails to do what is right, then go about this in an adult way and not act like such a child.  "you suck"  That is so immature.

She is responding to you and you are eating her alive.  Why would she put herself out there to be treated like this if she didnt mean it. 

I am really astonished at how people can act on here.  Would you treat people like this in person?  If you do, I cant imagine you having very many friends. 

Remember we are all "HUMAN." 


your sister
If it is this easy for her to do, it sounds to me like you might have to take it a step further after you straighten out this mess, and file some kind of charges, or SOMETHING that would prevent you from getting in future trouble.  So sorry for your plight. 
You said it, sister! NM
I'm right there with ya, sister...
lots of heathens, drunkards, cheaters, and liars! God bless us every one!!!
Right on, Sister!
Amen!  I couldn't have said it better myself. 
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I want to report him to someone, not sure who or how.  I mean I want to get him in BIG trouble.   When she leaves, his little company will probably crash. Maybe that is trouble enough.

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Insurance covered hers and most likely if you have a high enough BMI (body mass index), insurance would cover it.  My SIL told me how much it is without insurance and dang it I can't remember now.  For some reason $17,000 is popping into my mind but I am not at all sure about that figure.

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Im with u, sister
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You got it sister!
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It seems like they got your e-mail,but not your message... If it were me, and I know we all have different situations, but if it were me, I would begin quietly looking for another job.  You know what you have right now, and you know what your dream job is, maybe you can find a compromise.  If you do it while you are still working, there is not as much pressure to find one right away, and you know that eventually there is a light at the end of the tunnel (hopefull not an oncoming train) so it may not be as hard to take.  In the meantime, come here and vent whenever you want, that is part of what we are here for, to get each other through the tough times... 


You said it, sister! ... lol ...nm
I'm with ya, sister!
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Amen, Sister!
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Amen, Sister! nm
Amen, Sister! nm
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Amen, Sister! nm
Amen sister! I often wonder now sm
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Very scary and I would make sure this is looked into immediately.  Hoping for the best of this situation.

I did it some to help out a friend's sister - sm
I only did it 2 a month though, from top to bottom took about 4 hours each time, depended on how dirty the house got, was 2 adults and 2 adult/teenage borders. All I did was clean, vacuum, dust, mop though, no beds. Was not top $, only made $40 each time. But if you get enough of them and charge $15-$20 and hour, would not be too bad. I hate to clean though, so it would be a last resort for me.
Hey....just a minute....that's my sister's name and
I hear you sister! Besides. sm
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Amen, sister!
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wicked sister
I had same prob with my big sis. I tried for years to be the good sister and to no avail. At one point she was hospitalized and I happened to figure out what was seriously wrong with her before the docs. She actually confessed what a rotten sister she had been and begged my forgiveness. Hah -- for six months she was okay. Then she went back to her old back-stabbing evil ways. I had to write her off to maintain my sanity. Blood or no blood, when you have done all you can do -- the rest is between you and God. It is her loss. I say good bye and good riddance. and BTW this is exactly what my Sunday school class told me to do. As Christians we are called to be kind; not doormats.
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I'm sorry, but the part about your sister
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It was actually my younger sister!!
No idea what prompted it.
oh sister, you know this already, but you got it made! :-)
I have basically the same set-up in N FL except for the AC thing ;-)

It makes a big difference with the well and septic, for sure. Takes a little sting out of the electricity bill.

I've always wanted to live in Washington state... I love gloomy overcast weather. Maybe some day...

Well, enjoy and give those doggies a kiss for me (I have 3 and love 'em).
Amen my sister!!!
I agree with you, I am a Christian as well and have been since I was 15, I am born again and cannot understand how people get by day to day without Jesus! I totally agree with you, everyone slams Christianity but then again the bible tells us that would happen so I guess we should not be totally surprised by it! :)
Amen, sister! nm