Kidney Anniversary 45 years.: Hi everyone... - Kidney Transplant

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Kidney Anniversary 45 years.

Owlbox
Owlbox

Hi everyone, it's been a very special day for me today ,on 14 August 1974 my brother gave me a kidney and I have enjoyed a wonderful healthly life ever since. My brother is also enjoying life.I have been very lucky and grateful and appreciate each day.

Kind regards

Owl box.

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How wonderful! Happy kidniversary to you and your amazing brother. May I ask what meds you are now on and whether you have developed any issues at all. My brother gave me a kidney in 1998 which lasted 21 years; it was doing brilliantly until I devoloped a nasty E Coli infection which damaged our kidney. It was wonderful to have this generous gift for so long. Congratulations on the fabulous longevity of your gift of life.

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to JackieShan

Hi ,my meds are two 50mg azathioprine per day ,which is a low amount as we were a good match. I'm very carful on what I eat and drink ,I think that helps.

In 2005 I had melanoma and nothing barr that ,but might have been all the strong sun in africa years ago and nothing to do with my tabs.

Take care

Owlbox.

Congratulations...I'm so happy for you. I'm two year post transplan. Can you please share your life style, food habits and other things that should follow to maintain a healthy transplanted kidney.

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to Nazzz

Hi Nazzz,Thanks for your kind words,food and drink is my number one priority, my hobbies are fishing ,gardening and photography and enjoy every moment. I'm very fortunate to be on a low amount of Azathioprine only 2 50mg tabs a day .

Take care

Owl box.

PS would take time to write down my foods and drinks so will work out something.

How wonderful this is too hear, congratulations.

Happy 45th kidney anniversary to you and your brother! What a life saving hero your brother has been! May you have many more years of kidney transplant joy and thankfulness. Both you and your brother are an inspiration. My son is my living kidney donor hero and we are 4 years post transplant. We are doing great. Living kidney donors are such blessings in our lives!

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to MKlug2015

Hi Mklug2015,Thankyou,Yes your son is a very special person, I wish you both continued health and happiness .

Take care

Owl box.

Wow—that’s all I can say. What an incredible story! Hopefully you and your brother were able to do something special to celebrate this amazing anniversary.

Jayhawker🐶

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to Jayhawker

Hi Jayhawker, I just took one day at a time ,and have been very fortunate.

Take care.

Owlbox

CONGRATULATIONS!! I can imagine and know the feeling. I am 43 years with a cadaver ( rec'd it on Valentine's Day, 1976.) I hope that I would live your 45 years and beyond (smile).

I wish you many, many more years of great health. Way to GO!!

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to BajanPatz

Hi Bajanpatz, Congratulations to you to nice to see your keeping well.

Take care.

Owl box.

Congratulations, how amazing... I am 8 years out and my mom was my living donor. I can only hope to reach 45 year..

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to ninaporter

Hi Ninaporter, Thanks for your kind words,wish you continued good health.

Take care

Owl box.

WYOAnne
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Congrats on 45 years!

Yes, I know what you mean about "...one day at a time." I had a transplant in 1999, so in October it will be my 20th Kidney Anniversary! My donor was a 16 year old deceased donor. I too am grateful for every day and try to live life to the fullest. I too enjoy fishing, gardening, traveling and hiking in the mountains.

What an incredible GIFT you were given!

Congratulations g!!

Thankyou.

Take care.

Owlbox

WOW! What great and encouraging news to hear! May the Lord continue to bless you and your brother.

Thankyou so much.

Take care

Owlbox

Congratulations!. That is so awesome. May you both continue to enjoy many more healthy and blessed years ahead.

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to Kidney3

Thankyou, I do appreciate every day.

Take care

Owlbox

Congratulations !

I know the feeling I’m at 49 years .

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to JackFrost1

Thankyou,and well done on you 49 years.

Take care.

Owlbox

That's awesome xxx

That is so AWESOME and inspiring!! I've had my kidney for 9 years this years and hope that I reach a milestone like you have!

Keep thriving ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to Jfactor

Thankyou very much, I'm still doing all my hobbies and enjoying life.

Take care

Owlbox.

Soooooooo happy for you!

45 years! That’s amazing!!!!!

1 year for me. Hope I can report something close to that milestone.

Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

All the best💞

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to Tula6

Thankyou,I'm sure you will to.

Take care.

Owlbox

Congratulations! You have much to be thankful for.

Owlbox
Owlbox in reply to jesselizzard

Thankyou ,Yes your right, I'm so grateful for every day.

Take care

Owlbox

Happy 45th Anniversary. I wish you many more healthy years with your kidney. I have mi ne 25 years.

Thankyou, good for you on 25 years enjoy your gift of life .

Take care

Owlbox

Wow! 45 years is a blessing!! Congrats to you and your brother!! God has blessed both of you!! Continue on with what has been working!! And please do share your secret of success for us others striving to make it every day. It’s been 13 years for me and I say my prayers every day!! So happy for you and your brother!! Keep it up!!

Yes my brother and I have been blessed in Many ways, getting my life back was just so special . Its so important for all of us to do our bit by giving our new kidney the best care and attention it deserves in the way of food and drink, also enjoying what life offers without going overboard. Having a hobby that you enjoy can make all the difference. We all have different outlooks on life ,no one person is the same,what works for me might not work for the next person,but being positive is a big plus. Wish you a long journey.

Take care

Owlbox.

That is a fantastic Anniversary! You give me hope for a great future! What is your secret besides following what you need to do? WOW

Absolute Wow!! 45yrs eh?

Well done & congratulations to you and your brother.

I had my transplant 10yrs ago the levels are starting to drop between 15 & 20 I do have other health problems which may contribute.

What is your secret?

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