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  •  Also to FLRealist who posted above. Here (4+ / 0-)

    is a copy of FLRealist's post.

    I'm on home hemo now...
    My kidneys failed in August 2007 due to Goodpasture's Syndrome. It's a very rare autoimmune disease that attacks the lungs and kidneys.

    I was at a center for over a year, then we started the training for home hemo in February. It's wonderful how freeing home hemo is compared to in-center.

    Good luck with your treatment and with receiving a transplant. I've been on the list 8 months now - they tell me with my blood type my wait should be an average of 1 year, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    "As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence." Benjamin Franklin

    by FLRealist on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 08:56:47 AM EDT

    When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. William A. Ward

    by Amber6541 on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 09:26:55 AM PDT

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    •  in a perfect world... (6+ / 0-)

      There would be someone in FLR's life willing to pair up with someone for Kitsap River's kidney need.

      I'm O+ (I just checked) and healthy (okay, overweight a bit with high cholesterol and a little crazy....), if that helps. I am trying to get the courage to call the number you posted, River. I've wanted to do a stranger donation for years now but keep getting talked out of it by my friends.

      I'll pray on this today -- maybe call this pm.
      Blessings to you in the meantime,

      "I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing Light of your own Being." --Hafiz

      by mskate on Thu Jun 11, 2009 at 09:34:14 AM PDT

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