By writer to www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com
The Cowichan Valley’s Paula Charlie wants a brand new kidney.
The 44-year-old was identified in 2017 with ANCA vasculitis by which the capillaries within the glomeruli, that are the filtering models within the kidneys, swell.
This impedes kidney operate, and may result in kidney failure.
Charlie mentioned she was dwelling a standard life till sooner or later in 2017 when she awakened with what she thought was a flu.
However the signs continued and when she was lastly assessed by medical professionals, she was identified with ANCA vasculitis.
Charlie mentioned she was on dialysis and chemotherapy for a yr, and was pretty secure for the following two years, however now she is in stage 5 kidney failure and is in determined want of a kidney substitute.
An individual can stay a reasonably full and regular life with only one kidney.
“If my kidneys fail and I don’t have one other one to switch them with, I must be placed on a dialysis machine for not less than a few hours each day till I get a brand new kidney, and the analysis isn’t good if one other kidney isn’t discovered,” Charlie mentioned.
“I’m not listed with any company for a brand new kidney presently, and Island Well being has instructed me to first examine and see if there are any relations or pals who would come ahead to be examined to see if they’re a match.”
Charlie mentioned she has despatched out messages on social media to household and pals and she or he is hoping various them can be prepared to be examined to find out if they’re a match. She can also be placing the phrase out to the neighborhood at massive.
“I made a decision I higher be as ready as I can, and am hoping for one of the best of luck,” mentioned Charlie, who’s blood sort O-positive.
“If anybody comes ahead, they might be requested to go for blood work and a examine on their total bodily well being. In the event that they present promise, they might be requested to do extra testing.”
Charlie can contacted at 250-732-7139, or e mail at email@example.com.