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Re: [IP] Dialysis and Kidney Transplant

My Doctor told me that it could have been some poor control. But, a even
more and greater contributing  factor was that I had taken "Athirst
Medicine" for a number of years. This was the factor that caused my brother
to have kidney failure.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Artorius Rex" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 12:08 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Dialysis and Kidney Transplant

> I'm curious about the incidence of kidney failure.  Is this attributable
> to poor control over the years when technology wasn't what it was today
> or is it just inevitable for us all?
> When people talk about complications here, it would be helpful to have
> some history so we can put the info in context and see if we're headed
> down that same path (and make changes if necessary before it's too late).
> Thanks!
> Brentm
> --- svhowell <email @ redacted> wrote:
> >            I am a thirty three year diabetic with all of the serious
> > complications. I came down in December of 1996 with kidney failure and
> > promptly went on Hemo.dialysis for a year and a half. I then switched to
> > peritoneal for about seven months and switched back. I was also
> > severe heart complications. I then set up an appointment for a kidney
> > transplant waiting list at Duke University in Durham NC. Well I never
made it
> > on the list as my mother went there to see if she matched and three
> > later she donated one of her kidney's to me. She was sixty five at the
> > and we are both doing great at the present time. If you have any
> > please don't hesitate to ask.
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