Is there some reason that this person will die if he doesn't get a kidney now or is that just a way a Doctor can get their patient to the head of the line which sounds extremely unfair not to mention unethical?
I've read that with heart transplants, that if they don't also do a vagus nerve transplant, their hearts will idle at 100 BPM no matter what. Is there something similar with kidneys?
Good luck and speaking as someone who has had numerous major surgeries, I also hope you have now and in the future, get the best care.
I'm doing just fine.
I chose not to apply for a transplant on the theory that there's no point buying new parts for a '78 Buick up on blocks and leaking oil. I'm 72, let a younger person profit from the transplant.
In the meantime, dialysis is a very benign experience for me. Three days a week, I show up at 5:30 AM, sleep for 3 1/2 hours, and leave at nine. I watch my diet and fluid intake and don't have a problem with excess weight. Other people seem to struggle with the process...and I really can't understand why.
I'm unaware of a condition that would require a transplant -- and could not be relieved by dialysis.
Best to you, as well.