My husband is on dialysis. He's been doing it for almost 2 years now, 3 days a week. He's been having so much problems with cramping lately. His hands mostly and also in his neck. His neck mussels cramp up so bad some times he can hardly breath. He wanted to see if anyone has the same problem with the cramping and what he could do about it. I think he is going to see about getting a kidney transplant. His brother is giving him one of his if it is a match. So now the long journey will start.
We know all about transplants. To begin with he has type 1 diabetes. He's had it since he was 14. In 1997 he had a pancreas transplant and was no longer a diabetic. He loved it. It lasted for 5 years and then he got Cryptoccocal Meningitis from bird droppings. Crazy huh!!! They thought he was going to die. He was in the hospital for almost a year. 4 months at the hospital were we live then 4 months at a hospital in Baltimore MD and then rehab hospital here for almost another 4 months. That was a longggggggggg year.. Well they had to take him off the immunosuppresent medicines or he would of died. His weight went down to 88 pounds. They had to give him some very bad antibiotics that really messed up his kidneys and they went down hill after that .It was horrible. Well after going off the medicines he lost his new pancreas. So he's back to being a diabetic. Before all of this he was taking 4 shots a day of insulin and then went on an insulin pump. Which he has now. And after all that he wants to go through another transplant. It scares me to death but i guess if that's what he wants I'll stand beside him. He's had so many health problems.
Two years ago on Superbowl Sunday he had a pulmonary embolism. A blood clot that went to his lung and his heart stopped 6 times. They had to use the paddles on him each time. He was flown to Washington and our heart doctor here saved his life. He's had a silent heart attach and has to stints in his heart. He's a walking miracle.
Thanks for listening
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