Andrea J Heim
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
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Jan 19, 2010
Andrea J Heim commented on Holly Werlein (Holdol)'s group Women Issues
"It's a bit early for me-I had a kidney transplant six weeks ago, and had little desire on dialysis (peritoneal). I's like to hear others response. Thanks. Andrea"
Jul 8, 2009
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Jun 27, 2009

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Please Select Your Transplant - Or Tell Us How Else You Were Touched by Transplantation:
Kidney
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Deceased Donor
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
Prograff, Prednisone, Myfortic
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
I retired from teaching Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents just before I began dialysis. I hope to teach at the community college when I gain some strength. (Have to have a goal!)
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
I am just beginning to be able to spend time at a computer to join websites such as this. I have many questions-do others have similar experiences etc.
I received my kidney the day after Mother's Day from a deceased donor, and was sent home on the 16th. I had much pain, and the answer was -increase pain meds-not find out the reason. I returned to a local hospital on the 17th, was there until the 19th and went back on the 20th, and was ambulanced (a 2 1/2 hour ride )on the 22nd. From the 17th until the 22nd, my internist recommended a "pain therapist" after conferring w/ UW's surgeon. Finallly!!! they did a scan and determined that I had an abscess, peritonitis, and a bladder infection!-thus the transport, draining, removing the cath. (The internist didn't listen to the radiologist who had seen this on my first post transplant hospitalization, and the surgeon did not feel there was a need for post op tests.
I would be here had my husband not continuing to question and be my advocate-I was not able to at that time.
Please Help Us Reach Other Members by Telling Us How You Found Transplant Cafe:
I found it on Google when I was looking up side effects of Prograff.
What Is Your Relationship Status?
Married
Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
I enjoy classical music (regular at Chicago Symphony and Ravinia. I also play mandolin. I also read -much more with time and little energy.

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At 5:23pm on January 18, 2011, Suzanne said…
Happy Birthday Andrea! :)
At 11:00am on January 18, 2011, Karen Weddick said…
Happy Birthday Pictures, Images and Photos
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At 8:16am on January 18, 2011, Cristina Cagliari said…
At 4:33pm on January 19, 2010, Holly Werlein (Holdol) said…
Happy Birthday Andrea!! I hope you have a wonderful day of celebrating :) Take care...
At 4:25am on January 19, 2010, Hari Narayan Sharma said…

At 4:32am on January 18, 2010, Catherine (Cathy) said…

At 11:30pm on January 17, 2010, Karen Weddick said…
 
 
 

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Terry Clark left a comment for Karen Weddick
"Thanks for the warm welcome! I did ad a photo...I can see it...in case you cannot, lets try this. Thanks and be blessed, Terry"
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Ramona commented on Gabrielle's group Liver Transplants
"My husband is also coming up on his 5th Liverversary....for his second transplant.  His first one lasted 23 years!  Good health to all of you!  :)"
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Carlos commented on Gabrielle's group Liver Transplants
"I second Bobbiejo's sentiments. It is a happy thing to see so many who have walked the uncertain path to health via transplantation. "
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Bobbiejo Winfrey commented on Gabrielle's group Liver Transplants
"David, how marvelous! Congratulations on reaching this milestone. It is always encouraging to hear others succeeding. May you only have many, many more liversaries to celebrate in the future!"
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Jan Ward commented on Gabrielle's group Liver Transplants
"David! That's great! I'm due for my 5th liversary in January...it's always great being able to follow you into the future. Congratulations. Jan"
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"Congrats David on your 5th liversary! Peeps"
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David Goodman commented on Anna Linck's group Boston Transplants
"Five years ago, I received a liver transplant at MGH. All of the people there were wonderful. Now, I go back once a year and have labs every 3 months at my local hospital. If not for MGH and my pcp, I'd have been dead long ago."
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David Goodman commented on Gabrielle's group Liver Transplants
"Five years ago today I received a liver transplant. After a couple of minor hiccups, all is well."
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