Profile: I was launched into this wonderful world of ours in early 1955, about 8 months before the next major launch: ITV.
Unbeknown to me I was born with CKD in the truest sense as I followed a long and slow pathway to one day before my 50th Birthday when Dr. Grahame Wood told me that I would have to be sent on a transplant workup. A journey of countless tests, consultations and procedures through Peritoneal Dialysis, Haemo-Dialysis through to Caderveric Transplantation at the ripe age of 54 and a bit in 2009.
Almost Five years on and I’ve got through three years of battling side effects of the Anti-Rejection meds with 2013 being my first year without any hospital stays long or short, phew! However I am now coping with post transplant diabetes being a common side effect of the drug Tacrolimus.
But, Hey I’m still here and have become part of a great renal community by giving up time to patients who are new or seasoned travelers like myself to CKD helping others smooth out the bumps along the rocky road to a better quality of life. Blogs:
- Three and a Half Years On and Feeling Tired. Read more
- Three and a Half Years On and Feeling Tired Part Deux 6 Weeks Later. Read more
- Three and a Half Years On and 8 Weeks Later Still Feeling Tired. Read more
- My body, my dialysis choice. Read more
- CKD Does Not End at Transplant. Read more
- UK TRANSPLANT GAMES COME TO BOLTON. Read more
- EPO Quality Improvement Survey for SRFT Renal Patients… Take Survey
- My Soft Landing… Read more…
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So proud of you Stuart! You,ve put up with a lot(and so have we!)but you’ve taken a real interest in each new challenge you’ve had to face and sharing that personal experience will be invaluable to so many people who fear the future with kidney problems.