Uncle Ayed and the Complications of Kidney Transplant Outside Saudi Arabia
Uncle Ayed “62 years old" has been diagnosed with kidney failure and he had to make choices that were not the best for him. We have met him in person as per his consent to tell us his story to make it a lesson to those in his same condition. Uncle Ayed: “I have been diagnosed with kidney failure more than 6 years ago in a Primary HealthCare Center next to my home, I started looking for a donor from my family but there was no matching for me. I was put on the waiting list on Saudi Center for Organ transplantation. Meanwhile, I started dialysis sessions and continued for 4 years in the hope of getting a donor. I have been advised from one of my relatives to do kidney transplant abroad, so I traveled and arrived to the location, the clinic was very primitive with no patient safety, they proceed the transplantation, I went back to Saudi Arabia, and from that time the journey of agony began, I got a complications “hernia" that causes abdominal swelling with unbearable pain, the simplest daily practice became very difficult. I went to several health organizations but they refused my case. Afterward, I headed to King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh to end my suffering, they studied my case and accepted me and they proceed a 12 hours surgery to fix the “hernia" and thank Allah the operation went very well and I feel much better now.
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