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Who needs 2 kidneys!

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Texas_wedge
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This afternoon I rowed 10,000m and took 33 seconds off my best recent time. I was so pleased I checked my logbook and found that it's the fastest time I've done for 10k in the past 3 1/2 years. I've also won my last four golf matches. So, losing a kidney in December hasn't damaged my performance capacities to any great extent. Just a pity I'll have lost all the ground I've made up when I go under the knife again on Friday. (Having my last game for now in the morning - first round in a knockout tournament at Carnoustie.)

I hope that demonstrates to newcomers that, although the surgery is major and takes a while to recover from, we can get back to something close to normal in due course (though not all of us, it seems, since my GP shook his head and told me I'll never be normal).

So, it's handy to have a spare but one kidney is quite enough for most purposes.

jam66
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Joined: Jun 2011

TW, you are awesome. Sending tons of good thoughts for Friday.

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foxhd
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Good for you T-W. I've been saying all along that 2 kidneys are over rated. Excess baggage.

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livealive
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And why does one measure ? compare ? Either against the self or the other ?
What's the question behind the question behind the question...?
See it ?
Now if I could realize the truth of what I understand analytically, theoretically ? Would I ever ?

T - I received your emails, and am grateful for it. Maybe you are tired of hearing the thank you's,beyond a point it becomes redundant. I want to call - but not be intrusive. Let me try tomorrow or Thursday.
Raj.

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icemantoo
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Hats off to those who donate a Kidney. They do it by choice. Some of us are born with only one Kidney. Those of us on this board with RCC are lucky. We had a kidney to spare. Every thing has to be taken in perspective.

Icemantoo

j_rod
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Joined: Mar 2012

good luck to 'ye! Here's hopin' it all goes well. You have been a great help to me and an inspiration- it seems that removing a kidney does not slow down one's desire to be active or to talk :) Hope you're back up to speed in no time.
Jan

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alice124
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You'll never hear me refer to you as an underdog on the golf course or in the recovery room! While life has thrown you some challenges, you conquer them by setting higher challenges for yourself. Keep on handing in those winning scorecards.

Good luck on Friday, and--for admittedly selfish reasons--get back here soon. We all desperately need all you bring to this board. Prayers be with you. . .

adobe
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Joined: Feb 2012

Hello Tex - Spectular day for you--and for all of us! You send out your strength!

Fishknees
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Joined: Mar 2012

Good luck with your surgery tomorrow.

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Texas_wedge
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Thanks everyone. I hope to join you here again soon.

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garym
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You better or me and fox are gonna pay you a visit biker gang style!!

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Texas_wedge
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I'll be back!

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MikeK703
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I believe you when you say you'll be back. God bless you and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike

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icemantoo
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Tex,

As golf season approches you have all the incentive for a full and complete recover so as to get out on the links as soon as possible.

Best wishes,

Icemantoo

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