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It was two years in the past when 36-year-old Amanda Quitoriano was identified with end-stage renal illness. Previous to her analysis, the Dededo resident had handed the NCLEX in November 2018 and at first of 2019 she began working as a nurse at Guam Regional Medical Metropolis. Quickly after, Amanda began to expertise signs, which compelled her to depart her job.
“The signs had been simply getting worse,” she stated. “My household intervened and I went to go see a health care provider, did the labs which revealed I had kidney failure.”
She described a few of her signs.
“I am not a really forgetful individual. So after I began studying up on signs brian fog- that was occurring to me loads,” Quitoriano stated. “I had short-term reminiscence. I used to be feeling nauseous and there was swelling on my decrease legs. I was very energetic.”
In June of 2019, she began dialysis 3 times per week, every go to lasting 4 hours and leaving her fatigued. She admits, 2019 was the worst yr for her, healthwise, having misplaced her imaginative and prescient.
“On my left facet after which I had surgical procedure there. After which after that, I misplaced imaginative and prescient on my proper facet,” she stated. “So, I could not see for almost all of the yr. I had like 5 surgical procedures on my eye and I did not get my imaginative and prescient again until the start of 2020 and I went by means of a darkish time… It was actually dangerous.”
Quitoriano, with the love and help from her household and pals, was able to combat.
“I’ve gone by means of failures and gotten again up, I’ve at all times been recognized to be resilient, in order that simply sort of jogged my memory and religion even grew stronger,” she stated. “I did lose my dad this yr. He additionally was a kidney affected person and he did go to dialysis. We’re gonna miss him…I do know he is in heaven now and pain-free. So what I’ve gone by means of, remembering how he instructed me to combat.”
A gofundme web page has been arrange, with the monies raised going in direction of journey off-island the place she will be able to get evaluated at a transplant heart and hopefully be placed on the transplant listing. However Quitoriano has been instructed there is a good likelihood she may advance to transplant if she’s capable of finding an acceptable dwelling kidney donor. Her blood kind is O.
“I simply wish to thank everybody that shares my story, or donates, I am simply so blessed…it is only a blessing for anybody that helps me out,” she stated. “I additionally consider within the energy of prayer. Pray for me, and pray for the world…and I thank everybody for watching this video.”
If you need to know extra or see in case you might be an acceptable donor, go to: transplant.keckmedicine.org/
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