Teresa Christensen Post Transplant Costs

$4,071 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 44 people in 71 months
I am on the national transplant waiting list for a kidney. I am raising money to pay for the high cost of maintaining a healthy kidney after transplant. (Travel cost to hospital 3 times a week, short term housing up to 8 weeks, medication cost etc.) I would greatly appreciate your help and support through this hard but exciting time so that I can be ready when I get that call that a kidney is available for me :) Thank you and God Bless!
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Facebook friends, if you are sick and were planning on coming to the benefit show today please reconsider. I really really really appreciate your support but it is critical that I stay away from germs as much as possible right now. I will be wearing a mask and applying hand sanitizer generously at my benefit! With my transplant comes lots of immunosuppressive drugs and I get sick very easily. In my time of healing and being so new with this transplant I need to stay as healthy as I can :) Thank you so much for the help with this. If you can or would like to help and make a donation you can at this fundraising site. Your helps has been critical to funding my recovery and I am so greatful and blessed! Also, I did want to let you know that I will not be staying at the benefit the entire time to limit my exposure to germs especially with the flu/sicknesses going around. Eric, friends, family and church family will be there though. Thank you so much for donating to help me through this time and also for donations that have already been made... God Bless!
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Night sweats are getting less frequent... yay! Last lab check, creatnine was still at 1.4. Hoping it goes back down to my lowest which was 1.2! Doctor says that even if it doesn't they are happy with this number because its still within normal range :) I am kind of wondering if there is anything I can do to make these drug side effects go away or become less frequent?! Or... maybe it just takes time for the body to adjust to 18 prescriptions and over 40 pills a day! I don't remember my last transplant being like this. I thi!nk age has either made me forget the last one or is rejecting a speedy recovery :) I got my first transplant bill in the mail... Yikes!!!! I thought my insurance was suppose to take away the financial pain in my tush! There goes that idea! Well, bring on the bills, they cant sadden my happiness for a new kidney :)
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Ok... so I saw the doctor... again... today. My kidney function went down a little (yay!!!) To 1.4 And labs look great. They only found one problem which was a Uti. There was blood in my urine No biggie though, they just gave me some Cephalexin which is an antibiotic, and that should clear things up! I am starting therapy next week and I am able to do more and more everyday! I found out mess are going to be about $250.00 a month so again thank you so much for your donations! If you could spread the word so I can reach my goal or invite people to my benefit Feb. 2nd at Dallas House in St. Croix Falls from 5-10pm that would be amazing. I love you guys and am humbled and appreciate your help more than words can express! Thank toy and Happy 2013!!!
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Creatnine went up a little but its stable right now. I have a couple set backs going on right now, but I am just greatful that over all things are going well so far! Thank you everyone so much for your donations, you have all been a God send to me. I couldn't have done this without your help so Thank you :)
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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

Kidney still looks great! Meds are making me a little sick but I am learning how to avoid that happening. I have labs again tomorrow so I hope we see more improvement :) We are only about a quarter away from our goal and I should be able to make it through the next 6 months! I am still so surprised and greatful for everyone. Its kinda scary having to take care of this new kidney. I am carrying around some seriously precious cargo! My goal creatnine is 1.0 and I am down to 2.8! Creatnine is a number that measures kidney function. I started at 15.5 right after surgery! Wow!

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

I think Monday is go home day! My blood pressure is a little on the high side but otherwise I am doing really well! Thank God for this huge blessing and statement he has made in my life! He needs to be lifted up and he is saying you asked for a miracle, "look what I can do!" Wow and Amen!

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Aimee Aase
71 months ago

Sending you & Eric and your families all my love & support. So blessed to have you in my life! xoxox

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

Transplant coming in 10 hours! Thank you for the continued support. I am so overwhelmed with so many emotions right now its crazy. I know such amazing people and have a wonderful God!

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

I think the wait is the hardest thing... my mind is moving like crazy and I might be sick! Oh please lord let this kidney work and I just pray I make enough money! The lord didn't bring me this far to let me down now :)

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

Dialysis supplies are going to be late this month. Hopefully we have enough in the garage to make it until they get here! Feeling pretty good today otherwise!

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

I have labs next Monday and an adequacy test which checks toxins levels to make sure I am getting adequate dialysis. D

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YG
$150
Yvonne Gilbertson
67 months ago

From my clients at Styl'n by the Lake! :)

$100
Aimee Sue Aase
68 months ago

Wish I could attend your fundraiser or could have donated some Pampered Chef products today, but being unable to drive makes seemingly simple things impossible :( Hope you have a great turnout and raise lots of $$$! LOVE YOU XOXOX

DD
$20
Debbie & Derrick
69 months ago

So Happy for You 2013 is truly going to be your year!!

MK
$25
Martha & Eric Kocur
69 months ago

Merry Christmas Teresa! Xoxo

SE
$25
sue ericson
70 months ago

Keep on trucking!

$50
Anonymous
70 months ago
AR
$110
Alysa Rossman
70 months ago

And some more from St. Pats! :)

Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

Kidney still looks great! Meds are making me a little sick but I am learning how to avoid that happening. I have labs again tomorrow so I hope we see more improvement :) We are only about a quarter away from our goal and I should be able to make it through the next 6 months! I am still so surprised and greatful for everyone. Its kinda scary having to take care of this new kidney. I am carrying around some seriously precious cargo! My goal creatnine is 1.0 and I am down to 2.8! Creatnine is a number that measures kidney function. I started at 15.5 right after surgery! Wow!

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

I think Monday is go home day! My blood pressure is a little on the high side but otherwise I am doing really well! Thank God for this huge blessing and statement he has made in my life! He needs to be lifted up and he is saying you asked for a miracle, "look what I can do!" Wow and Amen!

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Aimee Aase
71 months ago

Sending you & Eric and your families all my love & support. So blessed to have you in my life! xoxox

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

Transplant coming in 10 hours! Thank you for the continued support. I am so overwhelmed with so many emotions right now its crazy. I know such amazing people and have a wonderful God!

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

I think the wait is the hardest thing... my mind is moving like crazy and I might be sick! Oh please lord let this kidney work and I just pray I make enough money! The lord didn't bring me this far to let me down now :)

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

Dialysis supplies are going to be late this month. Hopefully we have enough in the garage to make it until they get here! Feeling pretty good today otherwise!

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Teresa Christensen
71 months ago

I have labs next Monday and an adequacy test which checks toxins levels to make sure I am getting adequate dialysis. D

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