I am considering donating a kidney to a friend. I have been doing a ton of research to figure out how my lifestyle would be affected by this and I keep coming across warnings that impact sports should be avoided by people who have only one kidney. My riding is limited to trail rides on a slow geriatric horse but I do sometimes fantasize about getting back into jumping.
If there is anyone out there with one kidney, I would love to hear if it has affected your equestrian lifestyle at all.
Also, if anyone has donated a kidney, I would love to hear how if affected your lifestyle and if you have any regrets. My next step is to meet with a kidney donation counsellor but I don’t know if they’ll have much experience with the equestrian aspect of all this.