Please Select Your Transplant - Or Tell Us How Else You Were Touched by Transplantation:
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
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?
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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"Robert wow. u sound like u have a crazy story like mine, I ended up in hospital for 4 months. Cancer of liver cirohises,hep.c. I am only taking. Prograf. My Dr. has me on magnesium for leg cramps. I get…"
"Hey no worries it is a scarey thing. Hang in there make sure everyone washes hands a lot. Keep her away from people till she's feeling good. We will be praying for ur family. I hope all is well. God bless you both"
"hi Brad I was reading ur story about ur liver transplant, how r u doing at this time? I had a transplant little over 2 years I'm doing well. I feel sick a lot, some. Pain but better than life before. Would like to talk…"
"Tampa General Hospital, where I got my new " lease on life" has just started a support group for pre-transplant patients as well as care givers. Separate groups plus additional times together. I do think that the long…"