Please Select Your Transplant - Or Tell Us How Else You Were Touched by Transplantation:
Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
I am very gateful to my fiance who gave life to me. He is my living angel.
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Recipient: In This Space Please Tell The Community About Your Transpant Center, Doctors, Transplant Team, Date of Transplant and Any Other Details You'd Like to Share About Your Experience:
This is my second transplant, my first tx was from a cadaver and last 10 yrs. I recently recieved the gift of life again from my fiance on aug 23th 20011. My tx was done at cedar sanai, best hosp ever! It specializes in high sensitive patients like me making it possible for a second tx.
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
Prednisone, myfortic, prograf, nexium and bp meds
If You Are WAITING for a Transplant, Please Feel Free to Tell the Community About Your Experience With the Waiting Process.. To Help Us Get to Know You Better and Understand What You're Going Through:
i rejected my first transplant in Nov of 09. I enjoyed my first transplant to its max, and despite my rejection i am very grateful. my hopes for a second tx became a reality, I was on dialysis two yrs.
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
Will be returning to school for bsn.
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
Well, I'm 32 years old. I was diagnose with Lupus when I was 15 years old; a year after I was diagnose with kidney failure. I was on Dialysis for four years and received my first kidney transplant when I was 20years old. And thanks to the unknown donor I was able to live a normal and happy life for 10yrs. And thanks to the "GIFT OF LIFE"- I was able to "GIVE LIFE" to my baby twins (Isabella and Giovanni). First kidney lasted 10 yrs and now after 2 yrs of dialysis I recieved a second tx in aug 23th 2011.
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Hello Alicia HAPPY B-DAY to ya girl!!! I must say u have some beautiful young ladies there.. U hang in ther and i see that god granted u 3 gifts before and i for surely see another one on its way u just going to have to be patience.. So best of luck to u and my prayers & toughts are with u and ur family ther..
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, illnesses and painful secondary ailments caused by medications. But this total open abdominal procedure will really immobilize her and expose her to infection (inpatient or out). I'm scared, but can't fully express it because she is scared and seeks emotional comfort and strength from me. Every day I "should" be grateful, not worrying.I apologize for writing so much on my first post. I hope to find some support and insight here.StefanSee More
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 another hospital. It is really weird that i seem to have more anxiety concerning this surgery then I did about my transplant. The faith I have been granted affords me to have confidence in my eternal destiny to be with Christ and that is what/and has guided me through my entire transplant journey. Can anybody shed some light on their experience they have had with other surgeries following transplant. With a grateful heart, JeffSee More
"Hi Phil, Before transplant I had hepatic encephalopathy which my gastroenterologists treated with medication. My reflexes were slow and my judgement was often faulty. Until the fall before my following Spring transplant these episodes were few. They…"
"Hi there! I notice people are not that active on this page. I had acute liver failure, had a transplant in 2011. I take 3mg of Prograf only. I also, on the advice of my Mayo Clinic transplant surgeons take the vitamins Calcium, E and magnesium. I…"
I lived with stage 4 (end stage) liver disease for 15 years. The fall of 2010 was the beginning of a rapid decline. I received a transplant in May of 2011. As you know a transplant gives you a new life but does not cure the hepatitis C, it begins its damage of your new liver immediately. Thanks to the incredible staff of the Mayo Clinic Liver Department and new drugs Solvaldi and Olysio I have been virus free for over 5 months and hope that my 6 month blood test will be still be negative. Interferon and ribovarin would show no virus and then a month or so it would rear it's ugly head. I had no side effects from the two new drugs. These drugs are very very expensive but I was fortunate that Mayo knew where to go for help with these two drugs whose combined costs is $58,000 per month for 3 months. $174,000.
A group for those of us who had a liver transplant due to acute / fulminate liver failure. Here we can discuss our experience with this unexpected form of organ transplant including psychologically, physically and all else that goes with it.
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