Leading the Good Life After Transplant - Kidney Transplant

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Leading the Good Life After Transplant

Hi everyone! My husband and I just got back from a fabulous week on the Big Island of Hawaii! Please know whether you are a transplant person or if you have CKD you can still live your life to the fullest, doing things you want to do! Mr Kidney said he was going to Colorado next month to hike in the Rockies! Just grab your water bottle and pills and GO! This is your LIFE and you need to live it! We all have medical issues, but that doesn't mean you have to concentrate on your labs, doctor visits and medications. LIVE!!!!

For those of you that have not been to the island of Hawaii, the Kona side is all lava. Lava, lava wherever you look. The other side, the Hilo side is all rain forest and is lush and green. We toured Volcano National Park. As you remember last May the Kileau volcano erupted, flowing to the ocean and destroying over 400 houses. Many roads in that area are not open, as are covered with lava from last years' eruption. No activity while we were there. Picture is my husband and I standing at he volcano edge.

Life is short.....ENJOY!

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Amen! Looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing your travels!

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Yes I agree ,go out and enjoy life is short .I'm still enjoying life and keeping positive, im lucky enough to have a few interesting hobbies, and still learning as I go appreciating and looking after my health .I received my kidney from my brother in 1974 and really enjoying life,everyday is a great .

Take care

Jimmy Stevenson

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Congrats on your transplant in 1974!! I had a deceased 16 year old donor in 1999! Life is great and so precious !

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Hi WYOAnne, you now have your life back enjoy and look after yourself its all there for you.

Take care

Owl box.

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Amazing, glad to hear you guys are enjoying life!

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Yes love life every day, 32 years post and visited Maui last April can't wait to go back

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Love your response to focus on "life" despite labs, dr visits and meds. My spouse is 6 months post transplant and his energy has gone way down the past 13 wks and he's had some setbacks, but I see this week a few positive changes and my heart swells with happiness. We were at the big island in the 1990's and loved it. Hiked a lot and saw the sites. Loved it. Now when my husband gets his strength back, we will travel by train all over Japan. That is my wish and we watch a lot of Japanese train travel shows to dwell about this goal. I am so happy happy for you both

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