MIL Question about kidney transplant

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  1. Burrito10

    Burrito10 New Member

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    Well long story short, my mom needs a kidney, my dad has cancer from agent orange, bro has inactive TB from Iraq, so that leaves me to do the good deed. I asked the unit PA and she told me I would need approval from the commander since it is elective surgery. Anyone ever had to deal with this kind of thing before? What are the chances the commander will disapprove it?
     
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    First, bro, I'm sorry about your mother.

    Screw the CO or anyone else for that matter. If you are really going to go through with this and anyone tries to stop you, take it higher. There are much bigger things in a person's life then the Army and some people fail to see that.
     
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    Also you may need to talk to someone about this because I don't think it really falls under the whole elective surgery thing. I'm also not so sure if you would be able to continue to serve after this. You just need to get a handle on what's going to happen if you do this.
     
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    Im sorry to hear about the family :( best wishes and prayers from us.
     
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    You should still be able to serve. My old buddy donated a kidney to his aunt when he was at his last unit. Got about 60 days con leave then came back and was good to go.

    I think he told me he has a profile saying he can't be denied piss breaks or something like that though. :rofl:
     
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    Dont you have to go on dialysis after that?
     
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    I dpnt know bout you, but i was born with 2 kidneys, and one can function without the other, so no dialysis. thank you guys for your help, especially from blackfox13f, it helps when another FISTer tells me to go for it :bowdown:
     
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    As long as you have one healthy kidney, you will not need Dialysis.
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    Hopefully you are able to help out your mom. Hats off to you. It's like returning the favor. She gave you life, and in return you're giving her life.

    On a side note, if someone tries to give you a kidney punch, they have a 50/50 chance.
     
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    Any reasonable CO I'm sure would take this all into consideration.
     
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    So my dad just told me he boloe'd on the tests, so the doctors gave him a no go. His had stones and shit and looked like "scalloped potatoes". They're going to mail me a test kit that I take to the hospital and get blood tests and other shit, but a physical, psych, and some other evals are going to have to take place back home at the Mayo in AZ, so its going to be tricky getting it done, but i'll do it for sure!
     
  12. Jyokker

    Jyokker The trouser snake is very aggressive. It will corn

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    You may be able to get PTDY.
     
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    whats that?
     
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    Permissive TDY
     
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    They gave you a psych evaluation for a kidney transplant?
     
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    yeah, to make sure youre not pressured in any way to do it, whether its through money or whatever.
     
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    well, fuck guys. I'm not a direct match for my mother. There is another way I can be a donor though. It's called Paired Exchange, and I basically link up with someone else in our same situation and "trade" kidneys. So I'll basically be saving two lives. It sounds great and dandy, but my chain of command wont let me get more testing done in Arizona until we get back from NTC in August when we get block leave. Is there anything I can do to get it done sooner? I asked about emergency leave but that brought an ehhhh.... response. If I wait until block leave, they might not get a donor until we are deployed, then its not really do able then. If I get tested soon, I'll be on the list for way longer, and might get someone in time before deployment so I can recover and deploy with my boys. Any advice?
     

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