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SigEpSinfonian98Transplant Patient
April 2, 2021 in General

So I am getting ready to hit restart on my life after walking away from my career in youth ministry back in 2017 when I was diagnosed with kidney failure. To say I am nervous is an understatement. I am going to grad school for my masters in music. I know that time management is going to be critical but I figured I would lean on you guys to help me setup for success. Give me tips/encouragement!!

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  • AliEm14Transplant Patient

    i love this! I also walked away from my career prior to my transplant and have decided I’m not going back. Pivoting like a pro over here! I’m also in the early stages so maybe I don’t have the best advice but I am definitely encouraging you down this path. Life is too short to not do what you love. One of the biggest things I’ve learned is flexibility. Sometimes stuff happens and you feel like crap and can’t get as much work done as maybe a non-transplanted individual would. Everybody has bad days, everybody needs a break sometimes. And your transplant doesn’t make you weak, it makes you badass. You are who you are, embrace all of it instead of letting it limit you

    April 3, 2021
  • KarinTransplant Patient

    Good luck and congrats to taking that first step toward happiness :-)

    April 3, 2021
  • bhameisterTransplant Patient

    I am currently in my second semester of my Masters. I am taking it online and only 6 credits (2 classes) per semester. My advice, in which I learned early, is to pace yourself and do a little bit each night. Of course there will be some days you won't have the energy to do anything, but I try to plan my week of homework/studying with having a few of those days. I will admit, it is exhausting working 40-45 hours a week and then doing homework. Good luck and congrats!

    April 5, 2021
  • JeanmarieTransplant Patient

    Nice! It is always incredibly brave and strong to start anything new in your life! It sounds really exciting! Just listen to your body. When you are tired go slower. But never ever give up on your goals and dreams! We are all always here for you if you need any continued advice or support!

    April 14, 2021
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