After 3 Years [Liver TX.] My Hospital is letting me take Labs. every 3 months now.
What about 5 yrs, 10 yrs after TX?
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I am going to be 14 yrs s/p liver transplant xmas eve, I am now doing office visits every 6 months and labs 1x a month . I am a complicated case as I have gulf war syndrome and other war time maladies from other wars n conflicts, lucky to be here, 1 day at a time, so I dont mind the frequency.

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I am post 18 years....and still go every 3 months for a blood test......

Thanks Everyone! I guess its every 3 as long as I am well!

Matt, Congradulations on 3yrs. It will be 3 for me in April. I really think that was a good idea ordering all info on the meds. I take the same meds, so I will do the same. Thats what I really appreciate about this site. Its full of good ideas and its all real. You can only learn from a person who has been thru the same and lived to tell the story. Good Luck, Nick

At 9 months out, (heart tx), they let me go 3 months then I had my annual visit(you know they run the rack on you) and now I go back in April. I am very fortunate and have had no measurable problems that they did'nt take care of quickly. Go St Lukes Heart Institue in Kansas City you rock....lol

After I lost my Medicare A & B, I didn't get billed for my monthly labs from my insurance until a number of months went by. PREFACE: i had Medicare A&B with employer based secondary medical benefits while on peritoneal dialysis. Post kidney/pancreas trnx in March 2007, countdown to 33 months. NOW, my monthly labs cost me $100. I work for the State of CA, and am missing my labsl for the last few months, and, after speaking to my wonderful nurse at UCSF, I am supposed to be doing them every six weeks. This came at my request because of the cost I have with my medical insurance. I feel good, but am sleeping a lot recently.

 

 

That's no good, I hope you can find a way to get your Labs when you need them. I would ask a your TX Dr. about it he might say every 3 months. God Bless!
I get mine every two weeks.  My Dr says I only need it every 2 or three months but I figure its my life and I want it to last, so I track it very carefully.  Doing so has saved my kidney at least once.
i got a liver transplant in november 1999 after i went home i did labs every week then i got to once a month i then got very depress and stop takeing  the medication which almost cause me to lose the liver i got better and ever since my doctors had me give labs twice a month until two years ago were i went back to once a month i fell okay but now the prograf i take gave me stage three kidney disease for now i am okay as long  as they control my medications.

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