Andrea J Heim
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • United States
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Sue R. left a comment for Andrea J Heim
Jan 18, 2011
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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
Andrea J Heim joined Holly Werlein (Holdol)'s group
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Women Issues

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Jul 8, 2009
Andrea J Heim is now a member of TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!
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
At 9:30am on January 18, 2011, Sue R. said…
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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Matthew J Litkie commented on Matthew J Litkie's blog post No More Myfortic (Cellciept) March 30 2015
"My Tx Dr is the only person that can change my meds. "
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Matthew J Litkie commented on Matthew J Litkie's blog post No More Myfortic (Cellciept) March 30 2015
"Myforic, Cellcipt.  can cause pre skin c. But it can keep you ALIVE! And it made it hard to sleep all night, wake up every couple hrs. 30 without still OK"
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Matthew J Litkie commented on Matthew J Litkie's blog post http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/converge/resources/MeldPeldCalculator.asp?index=98
"The four MELD levels are:         Meld Score greater than or equal to 25 24-19 18-11 less than or equal to 10 "
Monday
Matthew J Litkie posted a blog post

http://optn.transplant.hrsa.gov/converge/resources/MeldPeldCalculator.asp?index=98

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Ralph N.Johnson

I survived graft vs.host after a liver transplant.Liver transplant 7-12-14..(GVHD) graft vs host August & September 2014.Does anyone know of other liver transplant survivors that beat graft vs.host.See More
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Ralph N. Johnson left a comment for Dr Suresh Raghavaiah
"Dr.Suresh,I'm hoping you  would respond to my intro....concern graft vs.host after a liver transplant. I hope you know of a survivor other than myself. Any suggestions?"
Apr 27
Dr Suresh Raghavaiah and Ralph N. Johnson are now friends
Apr 26
David Goodman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"When we get older we think differently? This letter was sent to the Principal's office after the school had sponsored a luncheon for the elderly. An elderly lady received a new radio at the lunch as a door prize and was writing to say thank…"
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Apr 20
Nulungs95 commented on Kathryn Flynn's group Lung Transplants
"Hi Audrey! Congratulations!! I'm interested to hear about your second double lung transplant? I'd love to keep in touch! Angie"
Apr 20
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Apr 20
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The Funny Bone

Please post jokes, funny stories, and anything humorous. It is healthy for our minds, bodies, and spirits. Very healing. So let's get those endorphins swimming around, and keep it clean.See More
Apr 20
Audrey Clark commented on Kathryn Flynn's group Lung Transplants
"I am looking to connect with other lung transplant recipients. I had 2 double lung transplants. 1st was 3/6/07 and 2nd was 9/24/09. I will be 21 thins month. I live in Shelburne, MA"
Apr 19
Audrey Clark left a comment for Vince Abron
"Welcome fellow lung transplant recipient! Hope that you find this site supportive and informational. When did you have your lung transplant? I had my first double lung transplant on 3/6/07 and my second on 9/24/09."
Apr 19

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