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Kidney Fact: A Kidney Transplant Myth- Does Organ Donations Really Work?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on July 27, 2014 at 6:50pm 0 Comments

According to Donate Life, The success rate for organ transplants is between 80 and 90 percent. To learn more about organ donation, please visit: www.organdonor.gov

Kidney Fact: I Have 'Organ Donor' on my Driver's License- Is That All That's Required To Become An Organ Donor?

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on July 20, 2014 at 8:57pm 0 Comments

According to Article Base, signing donor card and a driver's license with an "organ donor" designation may not satisfy your state's requirements to become a donor. Be certain to take the necessary steps to be a donor and ensure that your family understands your wishes. Nugget: Discuss & Document your Gift of Life- with your love ones.

Yesterday's appointment

Posted by Libby Walling on July 19, 2014 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

What an insane couple of days. We left for Los Angeles around 7:00 pm after dropping off our sick doggie at my mom's house. We arrived at our hotel in Van Nuys around 10:30pm. There was a police car in front of the hotel and two officers in the lobby. They were coaxing a homeless woman to get up and go with them to the station because she had apparently decided that the hotel lobby was going to be her home for the night. After they got her out and we were checked in and ready to head up to…

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My first pre-transplant treatment

Posted by Libby Walling on July 19, 2014 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

So, tonight we leave for Los Angeles to begin my pre-transplant treatments first thing in the morning tomorrow, July 18th. Unfortunately, Bob is very sick and I have to avoid him because if I got sick now, it would be detrimental to my treatment and transplant schedule. I'm doing every precautionary step possible to avoid catching his cold. I spoke with Aaron at the transplant center and he told me to distance myself from him as much as possible. Not an easy task, but so far, I'm ok. A…

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Questions and more questions

Posted by Libby Walling on July 19, 2014 at 3:34pm 0 Comments

Yesterday I took some time and read the giant book I was sent with my transplant information. The pre-op day is going to be intense for all of us.....myself, Bob, Tricie, and Billy!  So many meetings, tests, and buildings to go to in one short day... .holy cow! I'll be making a checklist to keep track of all of the appointments they've scheduled for us that day. Good gravy..... mind officially blown!

Pre-Transplant Information

Posted by Libby Walling on July 19, 2014 at 3:32pm 0 Comments

WOW!!! I just received the email with pre op appointment information and transplant information as well. There's only about 50 or so pages to read and review! Man, this is WAY different from when I had my first transplant. So many new medications, procedures, and so much information!

Guess this weekend will be the time to go over ALL of this information! WOW....just WOW!

Life is short play Hard!

Posted by steve sullivan on July 15, 2014 at 5:25am 0 Comments

Dr. Barry Goes to India

Posted by Christopher Taylor Barry on July 14, 2014 at 6:44am 0 Comments

Transplant surgeon and organ donation advocate Dr. Chris Barry (http://www.livercancergenomics.com/blog) is headed off to India this August for a year-long sabbatical with MOHAN Foundation (…

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Kidneys - The Body's Filtering System

Posted by Caring 4 Carrie on July 13, 2014 at 8:45pm 0 Comments

Kidney Fact: According to Kidney Health New Zealand, the kidneys have a higher blood flow than even the brain or liver. Then, the kidneys reabsorb and redistribute 99% of the blood volume and only 0.1% of the blood filtered becomes urine.

Nugget: How You Can Help Your Kidney(s) Daily? Drink Up, Proper rest, Exercise & Eating well. Go Kidney!

Life is short play HARD!

Posted by steve sullivan on July 11, 2014 at 5:11am 0 Comments

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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

Ayahuasca spiritual ceremony

Started by todd silverman in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community! 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

Liverversary

Started by Carolyn Zeigler Adams in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Bobbiejo Winfrey Jun 9. 1 Reply

Monday, June 9th 2014, is my one year Liverversary! I can't believe it's been a year! I am so excited!

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Started by Kenny in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Kenny May 31. 2 Replies

Hi allMy name is Kenny from Aberdeen, Scotland 49 years old and 7 years post transplant all is well been on 1mg tacrolimus and 2000mg cellcept. I just found this site and looks like there's lots of great info here.Continue

high protein in urine

Started by Muhammad Awais yasin in General Discussion & Community May 21. 0 Replies

Hello how are you all. I am 7 years post kidney tx. Last year i had traces of protein in urine but now it has increased to 3g/l and 9grams/day in urine. BP is high 160/110.. Is it heading towards nephrotc syndrome that i had before transplant . creatinine is between 1.3 to  1.5. Doctor has increased prednisilone from 5mg to 60 mg. em also taking neoral (cyclosporin) and Myfortic (prograf). Any body has experiences like that? or any information is appreciated fellows.Thanks Continue

Anyone out there had a Liver Transplant and now need a Kidney due to prograft?

Started by Andrea Gaskin in New to the Cafe? Introduce Yourself to the Community!. Last reply by Clare mcgee Apr 24. 3 Replies

I had my liver transplant March 2012 and now last month almost 2 yrs after my liver transplant, I'm in kidnwy failure and on dialysis 3x a week. I am currently being evauated for a kidney transplant at MUSC in Charleston, SC. I hate dialysis! I need my life back!Continue

Taking wheatgrass powder

Started by Eassouad in Food & Nutrition. Last reply by Eassouad Mar 30. 3 Replies

HiI am a renal transplant patient for a long time , I take prograf cellcept and prezolon . Me and husband want to have a baby so much ! But my fsh is high and I was thinking of taking wheatgrass powder but worried about interaction with my immunosuppressive meds , has anyone has any information about taking it or took it and have any information ?Continue

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