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Ok so here is my situation:

My daughter was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 5 and is now 29 years old. She got married two years ago and has two adorable baby girls. She is in full renal failure and needs a kidney. I am a match. I have been through all medical and psych testing and I am a match. The U of M has given me until May 20th to lose 10 more pounds to become an "ideal match" to do surgery in June.

As an ideal match we can blast through so much garbage and red tape and just do the transplant it would be a miracle.

No exchange program or waiting, just straight up pick the date, go in and do the transplant. We did not know about the need for a transplant when I decided to have the weight loss surgery in November. Had I not done the surgery then, there is no way I would have ever been able to get to the ideal weight of 140 to 150 pounds to donate for her, I was 235 pounds then!

My labs came back with a clean bill of health, no high cholesterol , my a1c was 5.1, everything was good except my B12 was low but that is not a factor for this at all, just a Vitamin tweek :)

I do have a question to all you veterans out there: any idea how I can push the weight loss!!!!! I am still losing but 10 pounds in 20 days could be a tough one. I am running about 3 miles every other day , drinking about a gallon of Water every day, 90 grams of Protein and keeping it under 900 calories and under 30 grams of carbs. I am trying to do some yoga every day, I wanted to start weights but I don't want to do that now because I am afraid that muscle weighing more than fat could be a problem now......yikes.

In normal circumstance I wouldn't focus much on the scale and I would try to focus on the measurements but the transplant team focuses on the scale only at this point.

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Given the really important reason you're trying to do this I would talk to a professional dietician, even if you have to pay for it.

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10 lbs down in 20 days this far out isn't very realistic without going insanely (and possibly dangerously) low on calories. I would ordinarily NEVER recommend that someone do that, but given this situation.... Maybe run it by your dietitian first just to see what he/she thinks (and explain the reason)

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18 hours ago, Betty1971 said:

Ok so here is my situation:

My daughter was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at age 5 and is now 29 years old. She got married two years ago and has two adorable baby girls. She is in full renal failure and needs a kidney. I am a match. I have been through all medical and psych testing and I am a match. The U of M has given me until May 20th to lose 10 more pounds to become an "ideal match" to do surgery in June.

As an ideal match we can blast through so much garbage and red tape and just do the transplant it would be a miracle.

No exchange program or waiting, just straight up pick the date, go in and do the transplant. We did not know about the need for a transplant when I decided to have the weight loss surgery in November. Had I not done the surgery then, there is no way I would have ever been able to get to the ideal weight of 140 to 150 pounds to donate for her, I was 235 pounds then!

My labs came back with a clean bill of health, no high cholesterol , my a1c was 5.1, everything was good except my B12 was low but that is not a factor for this at all, just a Vitamin tweek :)

I do have a question to all you veterans out there: any idea how I can push the weight loss!!!!! I am still losing but 10 pounds in 20 days could be a tough one. I am running about 3 miles every other day , drinking about a gallon of Water every day, 90 grams of Protein and keeping it under 900 calories and under 30 grams of carbs. I am trying to do some yoga every day, I wanted to start weights but I don't want to do that now because I am afraid that muscle weighing more than fat could be a problem now......yikes.

In normal circumstance I wouldn't focus much on the scale and I would try to focus on the measurements but the transplant team focuses on the scale only at this point.

Your best will be enough. So glad you are able to do this for her. Awesome. Just Awesome.

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