Three Short Questions For #TransplantRogues The thing about the Transplant community is that many of us are focussed on helping out other transplant patients and living life ‘like our donors are watching’. Tony and I are no different. We recently
“How I handle it is that I take one day at a time. My life has changed so that I can do things now that I have not done before. It was a big step.
If you’re on the waiting list, keep the faith. One day it will happen to you and you will have a life.” ~Michelle Kraberger
We mistakenly thought there were 2 elephants in the room after transplant: Infection and Rejection. We’ve identified another one hiding in there with the other 2. I hope there aren’t too many more in there. The new elephant is despair. Desperation.
I first found out I had Polycystic Kidney Disease when I was 31, in between having my 2 boys. My father had the disease and I was advised by my doctor to be tested for it. There was no question whether I would be tested. Yes, I wanted to know. So along I went and there it was in all its glory, in front of me on the ultrasound screen.
Transplant Rogue Cara sends strength and hope to those who are waiting – and those on the other side of Transplant.
“Having a transplant is scary and difficult, but it saved my life and I’ve met many people who will tell you a transplant changes a life forever.”
I had Kidney failure at the age of 33. My Kidneys failed due to high blood pressure over 8 years ago. My world ended! I went into depression for 2 years. I was not a nice person….
But Simon Elmore’s story doesn’t end there. Learn what can be achieved with an Organ Donation.
Bill C-316 is a Private Member’s Bill put forward by MP Len Webber to allow people to sign up as Organ Donors by checking a box on their Income Tax return!
Transplant Rogue Irene Marra: My story is long and difficult, but everyone has a story! She’s not afraid to get the medical help and advice she needs.
Our medication tracking system evolved as Tony’s meds got more complicated. Without a system, he had no way to answer the question: Did I take my meds?
Caregiving is difficult and there are no quick tips! It’s a marathon, rather than a sprint. You’ve got this! #RoguesAreReady