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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"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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"Hi Karen, thanks for your message. I am on here trying to reach out to a young woman I met years ago while working at a camp together for kids with ostomies. She has remained in my thoughts. I am not sure how her health has been. I see she last…"
According to Article Base, signing donor card and a driver's license with an "organ donor" designation may not satisfy your state's requirements to become a donor. Be certain to take the necessary steps to be a donor and ensure that your family understands your wishes. Nugget: Discuss & Document your Gift of Life- with your love ones.See More