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Martha Gershun and John D., MD Lantos

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9781501755439

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501755439.001.0001

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Follow-Up

Follow-Up

(Martha)

Chapter:
(p.163) 19 Follow-Up
Source:
Kidney to Share
Author(s):

Martha Gershun

John D. Lantos

Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501755439.003.0020

This chapter focuses on Deb Porter Gill's and the author's completion of the post-op evaluation, five months after the surgery at the Mayo Clinic. It describes the recovery stories of both women and their trip for Mayo's final testing. The chapter also looks at Deb's kidney biopsy and how she managed to overcome the early signs of rejection with the help of Mayo's aggressive early intervention. It recounts the mini version of the author's original three-day evaluation at Mayo, and discusses her final meeting with her nurse transplant coordinator, donor advocate, and nephrologist, who would provide her final sign-off. The chapter offers the author's narrative throughout her journey, one of the most profoundly meaningful experiences of her life. It critiques why people idealized her actions, hailing her as a hero or a living saint. Ultimately, the chapter seeks to understand the living organ donors' unique place in the medical system.

Keywords:   post-op evaluation, Mayo Clinic, kidney biopsy, nurse transplant coordinator, donor advocate, nephrologist, living organ donors, medical system

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