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Groom Plans Wedding After Receiving Kidney On DWN TRANSPLANT
Date Posted: 04/Nov/2020   Deadline: 04/Nov/2009


A grateful groom suffering from chronic kidney disease will finally be able to marry his fiance - after receiving a life saving transplant.




Dylan Thomson, 24, was born with the condition, and aged just four years old received a kidney from his mum, Ann, 53.




But in 2017 it began to fail as his body rejected the kidney, and he faced a three-year wait for a new one.




 




Last Christmas he popped the question to partner Emma Easton, 39, but while he was undergoing gruelling dialysis three times a week, hopes of getting married had to be put on hold.




He contracted sepsis three times, and knew there would be no point in having a honeymoon in the sun as he could only drink a litre of water a day on dialysis.




 




But on August 13 he was finally given a new kidney after an op at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, and the couple are now hoping to be able to start planning a wedding.




Dylan said: "I was waiting for the transplant to be out the way first.




"I didn't want to plan anything until it's done.




"When you're on dialysis you're restricted a lot and we couldn't go on a honeymoon.




"I wouldn't have liked it because of the heat as well because you're only allowed a litre of water a day on dialysis.




"It was tough, but you just need to get through it because it's the only thing keeping you alive."




 




The couple, from Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, haven't set a date but are keeping a close eye on the coronavirus restrictions and hope to be able to tie the knot soon.




The improvement in Dylan's health has been dramatic and he is looking forward to being able to stop shielding on November 12.




Dylan added: "I've definitely got a new lease of life.




"I'm not tired like I was on dialysis, my weight has gone up and my results have been great so far.




"That was my second transplant, in 2000 I got a kidney from my mum when I had just turned four.




"But my body started rejecting it in 2017 and since then I was on dialysis.




"There were some good days and bad days.




"I had sepsis three times, that was really hard."




Dylan came out of shielding during lockdown, then had the transplant and went back into shielding.




 




He added: "I wasn't allowed visitors but the nurses were great.




"It was a lonely place being in a room on my own but I couldn't have asked for a better bunch of staff.




"I feel very grateful that I can get on with my life as normal as possible at the moment and that is down to the family who allowed their loved one's kidney to be donated.




"I would like to say a massive thank you to them for giving me a new life.




"I couldn't have asked for a better match.




"That's thanks to the donor, but unfortunately they've passed away.




"All going well with my health and if the country gets back to some sort of normality the plan is for Emma and I to get married and that is something we can look forward to for the future."




Doctor Marc Clancy, lead for transplantation for the west of Scotland and the surgeon who operated on Dylan, said: "The transplant went really well and we're delighted with his progress.




"He was in hospital for six days after the operation and the kidney was working brilliantly by that time.




"He continues to attend clinic which we've moved to a new site at Gartnavel Hospital to reduce the risk of exposure to Covid-19.




 




We're reviewing him fortnightly but that will get less frequent as time goes on.




"Dylan is one of more than 80 adult and child patients transplanted since April.




 




"It's fantastic this young lad's been transplanted and it went so well."




 




Source: DAILYRECORD, DWN AFRICA.



 

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