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Nathan M. Patient Expert

Plano, Texas
I have Polycystic Kidney Disease. I received a Kidney Transplant on January 11, 2007.
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Moving Along by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Welcome to another (fairly) weekly update to the “Way My Life Is Going” (trademarks pending in 47 states). Work, as you know, is busy. My health has been on a fairly stead ... Read on »
Transplant Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone. I apologize for the drought in posts, but it has (once again) been a busy week. Fortunately, I have lots of good news to share today, so it should be worth ... Read on »
Kala is Testing by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Today is Wednesday, November 01, 2006, and I just got an e-mail this morning from Kala, my next potential donor. Her testing was scheduled to begin yesterday, and she has ... Read on »
Soon to Come ... Tests for Nathan by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure It is time once again for me to update the world on how I am doing (and what is going on). Last week was Thanksgiving, so I was busy with family things and did not get arou ... Read on »
One Last Update from Kala by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I got a final note from Kala (my potential donor) the other day. She said that her MRI results are perfectly fine and that she is in great condition for laparoscopic surger ... Read on »
Friday, November 17, 2006 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure As promised, I have one more post this week. I wanted to get all of this information out, but I know that the lab reports are always long, so I didn't want anyone to get bo ... Read on »
November 2006 Lab Report by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Here it is! The world-famous, ever anticipated, lab report for the month of November. Use only as directed. My Albumin (the protein in the blood that helps fight ... Read on »
Quick Prayer Request by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hi Everybody! (Hi, Dr. Nick!) I've got a short post for today. I got an e-mail from Kala this weekend. She wanted me to know that her MRI was scheduled for Tuesday (No ... Read on »
Short Update by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure I don't know how interesting today's post will be, but bear with me. Though, don't leave me with a bear. I think it would eat me, and that might be bad (for the bear, too) ... Read on »
Note from the PKD Foundation by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure On Monday morning, I received a comment on my blog from the Communications Manager at the Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Foundation. They have an e-newsletter that they se ... Read on »
Merry Christmas Everyone by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Luke 2: 1-20 1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2(And this taxing was first made ... Read on »
A Few Updates by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone. I have a few updates to make this evening before I go to bed. First off, I got an e-mail from Kala this week. She has her two appointments scheduled, ... Read on »
December 2006 Lab Report by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone! It is time once again for the monthly lab report. That's right, boys and girls. Every month, Uncle Nathan posts his dialysis "patient report" for all ... Read on »
Monday - Update from Kala by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hey everybody! It is the middle of Monday afternoon, and I just finished reading an e-mail from Kala. Val, my pre-transplant coordinator, called her and said that the comm ... Read on »
Transplant Testing Year II by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Hello everyone. Remember when I told you that the Dallas Transplant Institute had scheduled me for tests on Monday and for next week's Friday? Yeah, well, it turns out tha ... Read on »
Transplant Surgery by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure This is Jenny, Nathan's wife. Nathan decided to let me post once again. They took Nathan down to surgery at about 9:45 last night. The surgeon came up to talk to us at ab ... Read on »
Transplant Scheduled for Today by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, I am here at Baylor All Saints Hospital in Fort Worth. The doctor came in at 1:00 to tell me that I have a negative cross-match. The doctor said that there are two don ... Read on »
4 AM Thursday by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure The phone rang at 4:00 am this morning (about an hour ago) to tell me to get down to Baylor Dallas for a blood draw and then to head to Fort Worth to see if I am a match. I ... Read on »
Three Sticks? by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Well, it has been a while since I have posted an update, so I figured that today would be as good of a day as any. I am not going to apologize for the long wait this week, ... Read on »
Welcome to 2007 by Nathan M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Kidney Failure Good morning everyone, and welcome to 2007. I realize that it has now been 2007 for at least 48 hours in most time zones, but I am still here to wish you welcome. Thank yo ... Read on »