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Is Kidney Cancer Becoming More Common? It's true.

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on October 19, 2014 at 8:59pm 0 Comments


According to Kidney Doctor, the rise is kidney cancer may have a strong correlation to the modern way of living. Meaning, alcohol drinking, being weight challenged, eating lots of red meat and smoking are habits which increase your risks of developing cancer. Nugget: Healthier lifestyle=Prevention.

Success in Jamaica!

Posted by Transplant Links Community on October 17, 2014 at 10:01am 0 Comments

We've just come back from Montego Bay, Jamaica where we spent the week at the Cornwall Regional Hospital making great progress in helping the local medical staff to develop a sustainable kidney transplant programme. At the moment the only option for renal failure patients on the island is a life time of dialysis; until now the idea of a kidney transplant has been out of the question. Jamaica has everything it needs to create a kidney transplant programme - hard working surgeons, hard working…

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Kidney Disease Can Affect An Unborn Baby

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on October 5, 2014 at 7:41pm 0 Comments

Kidney Fact: Kidney disease can affect an unborn baby. In routine prenatal testing, problems can be detected in early stages of development.

The Month Of September is 'National Hispanic Heritage Month.'

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on September 28, 2014 at 6:00am 0 Comments

According to Life Scan, Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death among Hispanics/Latinos in the United States and the 4th leading cause of death among Hispanic women and elderly. Nugget: Exercise =Prevention.…

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The Month Of September is 'National Hispanic Heritage Month.'

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on September 21, 2014 at 7:48pm 0 Comments

According to the National Diabetes Educational Program, one in ten Hispanics over the age of 20 have been diagnosed with Diabetes. However, small changes in lifestyle living, e.g., healthier eating & exercising are key. Nugget: Exam=Prevention.

How Does The Kidney Filter The Body?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on September 14, 2014 at 8:54pm 0 Comments

According to Yahoo, the kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning to the bloodstream about 200 quarts of fluid every 24 hours. About two quarts are removed from the body in the form of urine, and about 198 quarts are recovered. The urine we excrete has been stored in the bladder for anywhere from 1 to 8 hours.

Life is short play HARD!

Posted by steve sullivan on September 8, 2014 at 10:20am 0 Comments

Dec. 23, 2004

By Adam Lucas

Steve Sullivan wants you to deliver a message. He is not always the best at expressing his feelings, isn't really the Hallmark type, but he urgently wants to tell Carolina's head football coach something.

"If you see Coach Bunting, could you tell him how much he means to me?" Steve Sullivan says.

They make an unlikely pair. Sullivan is in frail health, the result of a pair of kidney transplants. He is currently…

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Life is short play HARD!

Posted by steve sullivan on September 8, 2014 at 10:16am 0 Comments

IT'S MORE THAN A GAME TO STEVE

Thad Williamson- Inside Carolina…
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Kidney Donation Saves Lives

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on September 7, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

1 donor= 9 lives saved. To learn more about organ donation, please visit, organdonor.gov

Should Diabetics Be Concerned With Their Total Body Care? Absolutely!

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on August 31, 2014 at 8:18pm 0 Comments

According to WebMD, for those with Type II Diabetes, if blood sugar is uncontrolled, blood vessels & nerve damage occurs in the body. However, taking special care of every part of your body to avoid serious complications is just as critical. Nugget: Exam= Prevention.



Here's areas of focus for Diabetic Care:



1) Foot infections

2) Chronic foot infections

3) Gum disease and tooth loss

4) Vision problems

5) Heart…

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Problems with pain in chest and weak bones

Started by Margaret Kelly in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Margaret Kelly 12 hours ago. 2 Replies

Hi everyone I am new here and I am from sunny Scotland in the UK.  I had my Liver Transplant in Dec of 2000 and since then I have been relatively fine healthwise except for a few bouts of pnuemonia and one of scepticemia.  Recently I have been having really bad pains in the right hand side of my rib cage which travels through to my back, I am also awaiting a bone density scan to get to the rout cause of severe joint pains.My question is, is anyone else out there having these problems and what…Continue

Tags: pains, bones/chest, weak

what anxiety meds have you used after transplant ?

Started by Walter s in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Bobbiejo Winfrey Oct 8. 1 Reply

I was curious as to my options. myself I've been on xanex and it worked well but after a while it stopped working ... so I was curious what you guys on this site have used and if it worked well and for how long  ...Continue

Cardiac biopsy - how often?

Started by Parent of B in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Parent of B Sep 25. 2 Replies

Hi,First post folks. I'll begin with quick background: My 15-year old daughter had a heart transplant 6 months ago after having severe dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular noncompaction (now known to be a result of a genetic mutation original to her). Anyway, transplant was at the highly acclaimed Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - to which we moved for waiting for the heart, transplant, and follow-up care. Now, 6 months after transplant, we moved back to our home. Our medical…Continue

Tags: transplant, frequency, heart, protocol, biopsy

Hello, I am new here

Started by Stefan in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by HDHONEY yesterday. 2 Replies

Hi, My wife had a double lung transplant, 16 years ago this Sunday. At the age of 27, dying from CF, she was gifted life by the transplant team at MGH in Boston, and two non-related living donors. We've been together for 8 years and I play both roles of husband and caregiver.Although her sweet 16 "Lungaversary" is Sunday, on Monday she goes for a major surgery (not pulmonary related). I sure am nervous. I've witnessed her resilience, self efficacy and recovery from multiple pneumonias,…Continue

Surgery after transplant

Started by Jeff Clardy in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community! Sep 17. 0 Replies

I recently injured my hand and now have to have surgery on it to repair it. They are going to be putting me out for the surgery. Now grant it, I, on a regular basis go to my transplant center for different procedures(ie;allomap, biopsies, heart caths, etc) and feel completely at ease in doing so, it has been 4.5 years since my heart transplant, Yet I have found myself with a lot of anxiety going into this surgery, one that they are putting me under, two, it is not at my transplant center but at…Continue

Painful mouth tissues - not just thrush this time

Started by Suzanne Giacherio in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Dawn Chick Aug 21. 5 Replies

  Hello All! I am Suzanne and am medically "well" since the liver transplant in February 2010. I so can relate to the majority of everyone's issues post transplant and most likely medication related side effects. Lately my biggest problem has been my sore mouth tissue - as my dentist call it "dry tissue". This is the absolute worst it has ever been! I have the liquid Nystatin for the thrush but it seems to not be helping at all. Started using coconut oil (since the pulled all my teeth…Continue

Whey Protein Post Transplant

Started by Tai in Food & Nutrition. Last reply by Walter s Jul 13. 1 Reply

I've been working out with weights at the gym.  I asked my clinic if I can take Whey Protein post workout.  They gave me the OK to take it.  But I was just wondering if anybody else on here take Whey Protein post workout and if it changed their medication lvl's (ie. cyclosporine or cellcept). Continue

Dianna's Journey

Started by Dianna Cornell in Kidney / Pancreas Transplants Jul 1. 0 Replies

Hello everyone! I just started a blog last week. I would love for you to come visit. It is filled with short stories, some funny, some not. But I am sure some may relate. Blessing, DiannaContinue

Getting a new kidney....very nervous

Started by Megan Chapman in Kidney / Pancreas Transplants. Last reply by Sam Taylor Jul 3. 1 Reply

Hi everyone my name is Megan and I just wanted to ask and see if anyone has had a transplant lately? What was it like? where you scared? Did it take long for you to recover you know the usual questions when getting ready to have a transplant.  I had my transplant 21 years ago when I was only 1 and a half so I don't remember anything.  Now I will be having another kidney transplant in the near future and I am very nervous about it.  Anyone's story or experience would be Fantastic.  Thank you!!!…Continue

Ayahuasca spiritual ceremony

Started by todd silverman in Spirituality & Transplantation Jun 19. 0 Replies

I'm wondering if anyone has participated in the spiritual ceremony called Ayahuasca?  The ceremony originated in Peru and provides Shamans for the safety of participants and their consumption of an an ancient root concoction.Continue

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