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..
I have had two liver transplants, one in 2012 and one in 2013. I have been in chronic rejection for 2 years. My liver enzymes are trending downward which is great, bur I live with horrible itching daily. Has anyone experienced this and if so, how or what can I use to stop the itch? The itching is mostly in my feet and hands, but sometimes all over my body. It's not really the skin that itches, It's under the skin! It kind of feels like the itching is in my veins....running through the blood. Cold water is all that seems to temporarily take it away. Heat triggers it! Please respond if anyone knows more than I do.Thank you,KathySee More
"alpha 1 was what I was told? transplant on Oct. 4 2003. they tell me that it can not affect my new liver? but I,m having some issue now, the rest of the family where tested and looks like I drew lucky the straw! I very happy with things! …"
This is a group for all people who have had liver transplants. Feel free to say how long you have been a recipient and what medication you are on. Some doctors hope to have their patients off all medications, any thoughts?
Wow! I can't believe all that has happened since I last signed into this site. After already having been through heart transplants with my girls (now adults), my ten year old grandson needs one. He was diagnosed with advanced heart failure and airlifted to University Hospitals on April 16th. It was just heartbreaking to do this yet again. There are no words. As horrible as it was to watch him go through all of this, I am so grateful he is still with us today. He now has an LVAD and is able to wait at home. This is such a big improvement over how things were when my kids were waiting. My grandson's mother was on an LVAD in 2001 for almost three months. Back then they were external and connected to a huge machine. Today they fit in a small bag. Wow! That's big progress in less than fourteen years. So now we wait........... Again.See More
I feel so blessed to have received a liver transplant 12-1-2012 my question is has anyone had weight gain post transplant? Not taking any prednisone, but have had weight gain of 25-30 pounds. Never heavy in my past, small frame, and not a big eater. Thanks in advance.Feeling very luckySee More
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