Dialysis – work up for transplant


Don’t worry it isn’t happening anytime soon.  But today was another piece of preparatory work up for a kidney transplant.  It was an electrocardiogram.  I have another piece to go for sometime soon, a radioactive dye stress test.  These will be followed with some kind of interview to be held down in the big smoke, Toronto, or so I assume.  This workup is repeated annually to ensure that when a donor kidney is available and when my name is at the top of the waiting list, I am actually ready and still healthy enough to have the transplant with a good chance of success.   I have been told the waiting time in Ontario for a cadaverous kidney is eight years.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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