Monday, March 17, 2008

Kidney Transplant Changes Woman's Personality

http://www.lep.co.uk/weirdnews/Mum39s-personality-changed-after-kidney.3878778.jp

Lancashire Evening Post [UK]
14 March 2008

Mum's personality changed after kidney op

A single mum from Lancashire is convinced a kidney transplant has changed her personality completely.

There was a time when all Cheryl Johnson would read were low brow novels, but since the operation her book of choice has been Dostoevsky.

She says she has swapped celebrity autobiographies for heavier reads such as Jane Austen. [...]

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article919964.ece

The Sun [UK]
15 March 2008

I got new brain in kidney swap

By BEN ASHFORD

MUM Cheryl Johnson had a life-saving kidney transplant — and wound up with the donor’s PERSONALITY as well. [...]

Single mum Cheryl of Preston, Lancs, said: “My brain power has definitely been boosted since having the transplant. [...]

Cheryl believes her donor, a man who died of an aneurysm, could have been a high-powered businessman or a scientist who studied ancient Egypt.

She said: “I used to watch soaps. Now I watch documentaries on the Egyptian pyramids. I can’t get enough of them. It’s weird.” [...]

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?view=DETAILS&grid=&xml=/news/2008/03/15/nkidney115.xml

Daily Telegraph [UK]
16 March 2008

New kidney 'changed my whole personality'