I just celebrated my 40th Anniversary, post transplant last Sunday! These days it's more common for a live-related donor but still pretty darn good for a cadaveric transplant, especially considering when I got the transplant I was told it would last about 8 years, 15 at best!! Thanking God for the era I was born in and His grace and mercy on me. My mother was a WWII nurse and people with kidney failure just died back then. I am feeling great, I'm doing my bookkeeping work and working with…Continue
I received my Kind, gracious and wonderful gift of life back in 2006, a kidney & pancreas transplant. Since then my life has changed for the better. I now am able to enjoy the thing I love doing like eating, taking long walks, training and going out with family and friends. However, my employment status has been fantastic from 2007 until 2011 as an IT technician.
Soon after the awful fall of the job market finally caught up to me, and I haven’t been able to find steady work…Continue
June 19, 1958 - January 6, 2015
My dear friend Dana received word tonight that her mentor who was also a double lung and heart transplant recipient…Continue
I totally forgot about this page. I decided to Google myself and found my picture from this site in the images. Do people still use this site?
Update on me:
I have had my 2nd double lung transplant and am now in chronic rejection. I did a round of Photopheresis in 2012 and the docs don't think it worked. I went back on oxygen in May of 2013. The docs wanted me to do another round of Photopheresis so I started that in August of 2014 (I think). I had several port-a-cath…Continue
Enter the ITNS Transplant Nurses Day Essay Contest!
The 2015 theme is Why I Celebrate My Transplant Nurse.
Happy 'S.H.A.R.I.N.G' Sunday! Today's Kidney Fact: Diabetics have to make healthier food choices to avoid a drop in blood sugar which causes Hyperglycemia. (Test your knowledge and kindly share your answer.)
You Should Eat A Lot Of This If You Have Diabetes:
A) Natural Sugar
B) Added Sugar
D) Processed foods
Note: The correct answer will be provided…
My dad had a double lung transplant 1.5 years ago after suffering with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia and pulmonary hypertension for over 7 years. Last week he was submitted to the hospital for acute rejection. His doctor told us that they only see this in 1% of patients. I'm wondering if anyone here has experienced this or knows of someone who has and what the outcomes were? Right now my dad's biggest fear is that there will be permanent damage to his lungs and he will be back…Continue
Hello, I am in chronic rejection of my 2nd double lung transplant. I go to pulmonary rehab twice a week but it doesn't seem like it is enough to get me fit. I get out of breath easily and it is likely that I will ever go to a gym. So I was wondering what you guys do to stay fit at home?Continue
Started by Terri Warren in Transplant Cafe Discussions - Archive & Discussion Forum Feb 5. 0 Replies 0 Likes
Hi - I am Terri and new to the café. I found this site in my pursuit to find out if there was any connection between my liver transplant, that took place on 12.24.12 (best gift anyone can get!), and the muscle weakness and joint pain that I have been experiencing.I have been tested for a variety of medical reasons that showed no explanation, soooo, I truly believe my body is "basically addicted to Prednisone!" Once I was back up and moving again after the transplant I realized that something…Continue
Started by Cathy Mcferrin in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by David Goodman Dec 23, 2014. 2 Replies 0 Likes
Thanks for the sweet welcome to this site!Im in the insurance phase , testing which my insurance paid for about $30,00 worth of testing. Can I ask how long did you have to wait once you were on the list?I have hepatic encephalopathy and have been to hospital twice in less than 6 months. The first visit I was pretty much out of my head. Finally adjusting the lactulose and x drug . Everyone I came in contact with was just rubbing me the wrong way.Second visit finally got the lactulose…Continue
I underwent a liver transplant 4 years ago due to acute liver failure, My medications have reduced to just 1 mg of Prograf twice a day. Since the past 2 years I started travelling and living in various countries. Currently I am in Bogota, Colombia. I know this could have been severely fatal for me but I tried for the first time in my life Cocaine,LSD and Marijuana here, which I had never done in my life. For a small period of time I almost got addicted to Coke, when I pulled my self together…Continue
Started by Brett Crowell in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community! Dec 1, 2014. 0 Replies 0 Likes
Hey Everyone!!I am 17 years post kidney transplant and have a great interest in developing new ways to increase the quality of life for all the people in the transplant community. Here is a little more information on the survey that I have created! I have compiled a survey via Survey Monkey for my honors project during my final year as an undergraduate. The content of the survey has to do with the self-concept of transplant patients, social support, illness intrusiveness, and adhering to the…Continue
Started by Frank Colangelo in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by HDHONEY Nov 22, 2014. 1 Reply 0 Likes
Hello AllJust under three years I had a liver transplant due to cirrohossis and Hep C. I am back at work but seem to experience vomiting and diarrhoea if I have been exposed to chemicals of any sort. Understanding fertilser and blood and bone for gardens is a no no for me. My medical team cannot give me any answers and I am wondering if anybody has experienced the same symptoms. The episodes seem to last up to four to five hours at a time and leaves me very fatigued and wash out. Hoping…Continue
Hello to everyone,My name is Gene and I was transplanted almost 3 years ago. I suffered from liver failure as a result of Hep C. I am 59 years old now. I suffered a torn rotator cuff as a result of my positioning during my transplant and it took some time to recover from that. I did not have any surgery I simply learned to live with it. I also incurred steroid induced diabetes as a result of the transplant and now have a fair amount of neuropathy in my feet. I have found that I fatigue much…Continue
Started by Margaret Kelly in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Margaret Kelly Oct 20, 2014. 2 Replies 0 Likes
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
Started by Walter s in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Mike Nov 15, 2014. 6 Replies 0 Likes
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
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