Craftsman tools do wonders.
They use a 1/2" drive metric socket set. (SAE if the person is over 40).
13HP Circular saw with 24 TPI carbide blade.
24 inch 5/8" diameter pry bar with offset.
1/8" to 3/4" tubing cutter.
3 Ton Hydraulic jack.
Craftsman 240V 60A stick Welder, with 3/32" coated rods.
Several hardened #8 Torx decking screws.
Plus some JB Weld, extra slow drying epoxy.
It is possible kidney as well as gall bladder, etc.
THrough the hold you kinda insert a bag and wrap it and
cut it off. It can happen the procedure can injure other
nearby organ. Using laser incision and HD image...
This is simplistic explanation. Remember I had kidney X-plant
in early 1996.
I guess the hole stretches and shrinks back again after you pull
something through it. Maybe. Or maybe it's laparascopic with a 3 or
4" incision, just big enough to get it through.
Wow. Is it still working? I guess so or you wouldn't be posting, or
you'd say you'd had a second one.
I have a friend, 66 y.o. who needs one. She also had non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma 13 years ago and the antireection drugs they use for
transplants will make a recurrance of the NHL more likely. Ugh.
BTW, if I knew that, I forgot it. Plus I don't think I read this ng in
1996 (though it's close.)
I want you to know I've been carrying a kidney donor card since 1969.
I was lucky having O positive most common blood type. Yes, my kidney is
still working near 100%. Over the years carefully I reduced dosage of
all the med. I was prescribed. I reached a point where I can't
reduce dosage any more without affecting routine blood test. I strongly
believe that was the trick. I documented what I did in detail and my
specialist just said, "Good, keep up the good work" I am not diabetic,
have normal BP and cholesterol level which are all possible side effects
from the anti-rejection med. My immune strength is always less than
100%, like 70-80%. In winter I try not to catch cold which could lead
bigger issues even death... I still have check up every 4 months. No
cost to me including med. If I were down there, I'd probably went
bankrupt by now, LOL! Your kidney don't match to your friend for
That's great. Given the year, this was from a deceased donor, right?
She's not diabetic, and afaik the rest of her stuff is good. She was
overweight but lost most of that when she had non-Hodgkins lymphoma 13
years ago. Unfortunately, it turns out that one is never cured, only
in remission. She had been in great health since then though, playing
tennis twice a week, working 2 jobs, busy with other stuff all the rest
of the time.
I'm mixed up. I think my blood type, O+ would be okay. She's A+ iirc.
But I'm 68 y.o. and doctors don't like that, unless they are desperate
or its a likely good match,and I'm no more likely than anyone. And
franklly I never had in mind to be a living donor. No one talked about
that in 1969 or even 89. All I had in mind was after I died, when you
can have anything you want (by which I mean organs. Even then I'm not
willing to be a cadaver in an anatomy lab, despite the shorrtage. They
can just share, something their parents should have taught them when
they were little.) I read that at Moses Montefiore Medical Center,
which is a the center of this stuff in the Bronx, in 20 years, they've
only had one donor who later needed a kidney himself. Donors go to the
top of the line and should have little trouble getting at least a
And her first look was at her sons. Her first son didn't match but her
second son has passed 3 levels of tests plus the psychological test and
he's about to have what I guess is the last set of tests. I don't know
what the odds are that one fails this set, or even what they test for.
I suppose if he passes they will do this within a couple months.
She's not on dialysis yet, but what I was reading yesterday says that
that that's the time to do it. They used to wait until people were at
death's door, and had a low survival rate because of that. But even
healthy but on dialysis is longer than they want to wait now. This only
applies if one can find a living donor, or fortunate tissue matching
brings an early dead donor.
But her problem is that the anti-rejection drugs will increase the
chance of a recurrence of the lymphoma, which it seems always recurs
anyhow. if you wait long enough, But this may well speed it. Ugh.
Using this new technology called a "search engine"
Laparoscopic kidney removal:
Your surgeon will make 3 or 4 small cuts, usually no more than 1-inch
each, in your belly and side. The surgeon will use tiny probes and a
camera to do the surgery.
Towards the end of the procedure, your doctor will make one of the cuts
larger (around 4 inches) to take out the kidney.
The surgeon will cut the ureter, place a bag around the kidney, and pull
it through the larger cut.
This surgery may take longer than an open kidney removal. However, most
people recover faster and feel less pain afterwards compared to open
Sometimes, your surgeon may make a cut in a different place than
Some hospitals and medical centers are doing this surgery using robots.
Since this is alt.home.repair and not some medical group, I had no clue
what Laparoscopy even meant. I'm sure others are asking the same
question. So, from :
Laparoscopy is a surgery that uses a thin, lighted tube put through a
cut (incision) in the belly to look at the abdominal organs camera.gif
or the female pelvic organs camera.gif. Laparoscopy is used to find
problems such as cysts, adhesions, fibroids camera.gif, and infection.
Tissue samples can be taken for biopsy through the tube (laparoscope).
In many cases laparoscopy can be done instead of laparotomy surgery that
uses a larger incision in the belly. Laparoscopy can be less stressful
and may have less problems and lower costs than laparotomy for minor
surgeries. It can often be done without needing to stay overnight in the
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