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Kidney Donor Test Results

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I didn't feel like blogging about it earlier, but I was turned down to be a kidney donor for my wife. The frustrating thing is that I was a perfect match and all of the doctors' previous concerns had been alleviated. Then the lab work came back showing that I was a borderline diabetic - this was cause for immediate elimination. I was shocked! My family doesn't have a history of diabetes, and in the past 6 months, I've lost 45 pounds, am eating healthier, and am exercising regularly! We're going to take our granddaughter to the ranch next week, but I'll get an appointment with my doctor after that to see what I can do about it.

In the meantime, we have one other possibility for a donor - my wife's brother who lives in Houston. We're going to get with him tonight to see about starting the testing process for him. I'm just really "bummed" out right now - I really hoped I would have been able to donate one of my kidneys.

I deeply appreciate all the thoughts and prayers through this. You have really been my extended family!
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    I'm sorry to hear that,but rememberthat God works in mysterious ways.
    I hope you get some good news whatever it might be.
    1896 days ago
    Oh, Bill, my heart goes out to you. I will pray that the brother will be a perfect healthy match. I know that catching your diabetes before it got a good hold on you will improve your chances of correcting it with lifestyle changes. You're in the right place for that! Big emoticon
    1900 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2013 7:33:43 PM
  • LINDAF49
    SO Sorry to hear you can not donate ...I relate to the feeling as i could not help My brother with stem cells for his leukemia ...But God had a better plan in perfect match of youngest brother ...they were also born on the same day, he is younger and in better general health than i and this left me out of the treatment loop but able to help a lot in the nursing and family help realm...So trust God's answer in this and watch and wait to see what our Faithful God will show you in the next interval of life for you and dear wife. Have put you on my prayer list since our friendship is new with this challenge.
    1901 days ago
    I am so very saddened to hear that you were rejected. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Perhaps your BIL will be a match! Let's hope! Keep us informed!
    1901 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear about this... emoticon Will keep you and your loved ones in prayers.
    1901 days ago
    emoticon you can't be a donor. I pray your brother-in-law will be a perfect match. Take care.
    1901 days ago
    so sorry wilson that you were turned down... just imagine though if you hadn't lost that 45 pounds and changed your life style it could have been much worse in your own prognosis... will be praying that your BIL will be a match or another donor can be found... hang in there... is a hard thing to go through but you will make it through this
    1901 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    A curse and a blessing? I know you are feeling so very discouraged right now, but the silver lining is you have been given an insight into your future. Your hard work has placed you at "borderline"; if you hadn't accomplished so much already, the results could be much worse. Will keep you in my prayers that you find a donor for your wife, that you continue on your journey to better health, and that you will have many more years together!!! emoticon
    1901 days ago
    Sorry to hear that it didn't work. I hope your BIL or another donor works out. Prayers for a donor and full recovery.
    1901 days ago
  • DAWN14163
    Really sorry to hear this, I can imagine how devastated you must feel. There WILL be another donor out there, stay strong....sending positive vibes xx In the meanwhile, keep looking after yourself, you've done brilliantly so far. Is there a chance you'll be reconsiderd if you get your blood sugar down?
    1901 days ago
    I'm sorry. I pray God will provide a donor very soon. emoticon
    1901 days ago
    I so sorry Wilson, I can't imagine how you feel. Praying that your wife's brother will match. Hang in there. YOu have done amazing losing 45 pounds!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1901 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear this. emoticon
    1901 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I'm so sorry. I'm glad you found out about a potential health risk for yourself, but I'm so sad for you to be turned down as a donor.
    1901 days ago
    emoticon Prayerfully another donor will be found.
    1902 days ago
  • KSW1963
    Ahh...I'm so sorry :(. I will continue to pray for you and your wife. Hopefully her brother will be the match. Keep taking care of yourself.
    1902 days ago
  • NWFL59
    Sorry to read you won't be able to be a donor for your wife. Here's praying y'all will be able to successful find a suitable donor match soon. emoticon
    1902 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    that is very upsetting, BUT there is always a reason for everything. You do know why it is an automatic rejection? I am diabetic,, one of teh major problems with diabetics is kidney and eyes, not to mention circulation. Your present health notwithstanding, down the road, what if you needed both kidneys if they had to remove one?
    I know it is easy for somebody else to pontificate, but I am on the donor list, as well as bone marrow. but who knows what they will accept from me in the future. I am not on insulin, just a Type II.
    I will pray that your BIL is a match and he agrees to it.
    1902 days ago
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