My name is Desiree Schaffer. I’m 44 years old. I have 3 kids and one grandchild. I stared having problems with my kidneys in 1984. I was taking Advil and shot mi kidneys down. Went into Marquette General and they gave me Lasix and lost about 80 pounds in three days. A couple of years later again my kidneys shut down form muscle relaxants for my back and again they put me in Marshfield Hospital in Marshfield, WI and lost about 80 pounds in three days again.
It has been two years now since they gave me an antibiotic called Cipro and they shut down my kidneys for good. I’ve been on dialysis for almost 2 years. It will be two years in November since I went on the waiting list for a kidney. My transplant was on April 2nd, but having some problems though. My kidney went to sleep the second day because of antirejection drug they gave me. Next week I have another surgery to patch a window in my stomach.