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If I had a nickle for every transplant-related issue or skate injury that I’ve had since the transplant 27 years ago, I’d have about $50.00 … Now that’s a lot of nickles!!!

Let’s see if you can relate to my battle. I’ll give you just some of the highlights:

Med-related issues

  • Severe Gout Attacks – I was in the ER 3 times it was so painful!
  • Debilitating Migraines
  • Skin Cancer
  • Anxiety
  • Teeth and Gum Issues
  • Acid Reflux
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
  • Rapid Heartbeat
  • Trembling Hands
  • Dry Mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Hair growth/loss

If you’d like to know how I overcame ALL of this and continued to fight another day, please check out my booklet “Make Your Kidney Last By Putting It First!

Skate-related injuries

  • Broken ribs
  • Broken tibia
  • Broken fibula
  • Broken toes
  • Dislocated fingers
  • Fractured knee
  • Fractured elbow
  • Torn MCL (multiple times)
  • Torn ACL (multiple times)
  • Torn PCL
  • Torn Patellar tendon
  • Torn groin (multiple times)
  • 20 stitches above left eyebrow
  • 12 stitches in the chin
  • 100’s of skin burns from the ramp surface
  • Hip injuries (Multiple times)
  • Fluid on the knee (Multiple times)
  • Facial wounds (Multiple times)
  • Staples to the head (Multiple times)
  • A concussion or 2 – I can’t really remember
  • Multiple shoulder injuries
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • You name it, I’ve sprained it

 

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