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A BRAVE STRANRAER
woman gave her husband an early Christmas present this year
— one of her kidneys.
(38) had watched Douglas (50) endure over four years of nightly
dialysis machine cleansing and did not hesitate to apply for
a live donor kidney transplant when she found out about the
operation through medical magazines.
suffered from polycystic kidney disease for ten years, where
grape-like cysts slowly drain the life out of the organ. He
faced a gruelling eight hours on dialysis every night, but
still managed to keep working as a joiner at Dalrymple Hospital
through the years. He said:
"I feel fantastic
now. It really is unbelievable. All my ailments are gone
and I feel like I have been given a new lease of life."
the odds by being a good genetic match for the operation,
the couple’s surgery took place at the Royal Infirmary in
Glasgow three weeks ago on 25th October and both are now making