mcarterbrown.com  

General Chat MCB's Coffee House: Pull up a seat, and grab your favorite caffeinated beverage. Non-paintball related chat within.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-19-2018, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
Previous Paranoid User
 
DirtyLoincloth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Denver

Found out today that I need a kidney transplant...

Long story, short version - I've been a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 3, and 35 years of insulin dependent diabetes has finally caught up with me. After some recent lab work, some extremely elevated createnin levels, my kidney Dr informed me today that I need to start dialysis immediately and get on a list for a kidney transplant. There is a positive twist though. When a diabetic gets a kidney transplant, they also do a pancreas transplant, which eliminates the diabetes, making a much more successful kidney transplant.

I will then no longer be an insulin dependent diabetic.

I'm still kind of in shock over the whole revelation. Dialysis is nasty, but I guess we'll see how bad it is when I go get educated about it all tomorrow. The thought of not being diabetic anymore is very surreal.
__________________
Never, ever, trust a fart...

FEEDBACK - https://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
EBAY FEEDBACK - https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...yer&rmvSB=true
DirtyLoincloth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 07:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
One Foot Less
 
punkncat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: ATL

You understand that dialysis is a horror, and being on a transplant list doesn't just mean you are getting a new kidney, right?

One of my good friends died while on dialysis, waiting on a kidney. I hope you are looking at this with the seriousness it entails. This isn't some free ride off diabetes,
__________________
feedback
punkncat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 07:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
COB
MCB Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Baltimore, Maryland USA

Good luck and hope you get a match quickly.
COB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 08:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
Money Pits 'R Us
 
pbyrne233's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Salem, MA

CCI Phantom Fan
Quote:
Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
You understand that dialysis is a horror, and being on a transplant list doesn't just mean you are getting a new kidney, right?

One of my good friends died while on dialysis, waiting on a kidney. I hope you are looking at this with the seriousness it entails. This isn't some free ride off diabetes,
He could be just looking at the positives of a hard situation. Maybe ease back a bit, yeah?
__________________
Manchester Half Cock'D
pbyrne233 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 08:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
I like Guns and Cigars.
 
maggot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: MO

Sounds like a really tough road you have ahead, but you absolutely have the right attitude about it.
Don't let downers like punkncat get into your head.
maggot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 08:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
paintzapper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Central FL

CCI Phantom Fan
From my understanding, dialysis is a bit rough on your body. My grandfather needed it twice a week or more, whenever I went to pick him up he was always exhausted. Take it easy afterwards and eat well, you should be no worse off then someone donating double red blood cells.

I suggest bring an audiobook or something to listen to during the procedure.

Much luck to ya buddy! I bet having this option to be insulin free is a wondrous thing, hope you get your new parts soon!

Last edited by paintzapper; 07-19-2018 at 10:46 PM.
paintzapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 08:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
Fire Avatar by Flounder
 
Axel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Greencastle, Pennsylvania

Fan of EMR
Brass and Wood Fan
CCI Phantom Fan
Here's to getting healthy
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
Q: Is paintball a sport?
A: Society sucks

Join us next time for another episode of Existential MCB
Feedback

CAX

I am "SPARE EDDIE"
Axel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 08:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
Previous Paranoid User
 
DirtyLoincloth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Denver

Quote:
Originally Posted by punkncat View Post
You understand that dialysis is a horror, and being on a transplant list doesn't just mean you are getting a new kidney, right?

One of my good friends died while on dialysis, waiting on a kidney. I hope you are looking at this with the seriousness it entails. This isn't some free ride off diabetes,
I didn't ask for you to come piss in my Cheerios, so please, in the kindest of ways, **** off. If you don't think I've had to run this nightmare through my head over and over the last five hours or so, you are sorely mistaken.

I have to try and make light of this and be positive, and I'm currently doing the best I can, so if you don't have anything positive to say, don't say anything. Period.
__________________
Never, ever, trust a fart...

FEEDBACK - https://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
EBAY FEEDBACK - https://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAP...yer&rmvSB=true
DirtyLoincloth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 08:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
Skeet Surfer!
 
GanonsGrin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The South

Brass and Wood Fan
Sorry to hear the news, but you definitely sound like you are staying strong and keeping your head pretty clear through all of this. Remember to keep your chin up and reach out to anyone that will help you through, which I would assume is most anyone on here(minus one of us most likely).

Take care, and if you need anything at all then I will gladly offer with any help that I can. You’ve been fun to chat with over the past couple of years!
__________________
May the way of the Hero lead to the Triforce.

“Life is full of meetings and partings. That is the way of it.”

Ganon's Feedback

Quote:
Originally Posted by DashHopes View Post
Welcome back buddy! And GanonsGrin is your brother? He is the devil
GanonsGrin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 08:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
Mr. Hoity Toity
 
The Flounder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: MD

Where has kidneythief been anyway?
__________________
Quote:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mar View Post
No one is judge/jury/executioner here.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harbinger[TG] View Post
I must have missed that memo

Feedback

Kinda Loves DPrekel
The Flounder is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » General » General Chat

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:08 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC