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..
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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 pre-transplant I don't think I can legitimately call it "pulling"). It helps to coat the tissues for awhile, but it is limited. Today I picked up some raw honey from the local Farmers' Market and will be trying it out shortly. Anyone else relate to this problem? I know I don't visit this site often, haven't been here since last year. I seem to show up in desperation to tell the truth because no one else gets us, you know what I mean? My husband is comforting as he can be, but it's not what I am looking…See More
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