Andrea J Heim
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • United States
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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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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
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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…

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Amber Futchko replied to Mary Ellen Revans's discussion gastroparisis
"My ex-boyfriend has type 1 diabetes and gastropherisis. He was able to get a gastric pacer put in and is mostly normal now."
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"Dear Mary Ellen, I am sorry that you had to be in the hospital, but I am glad you are feeling better. I hope that you will not have any more flair ups. I know though that some people with gastroparesis do go through cycles of feeling better and then…"
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"SCHOOL! A little girl had just > finished her first week of school. 'I'm just wasting my time,' she said > to > her mother. 'I can't read, I can't write, and they won't let me > talk!' BIBLE! A…"
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": Kid's say the funniest things! > *Photo of the new generation! * > * NUDITY I was driving with my three young children one warm > summer > evening when a woman in the convertible ahead of us stood up and waved. > She >…"
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New Version of Transplant Hero is available and has everything you have wanted...

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"One of my friends (Cihat Ezin) told me about this site. Cihat just passed away this January. So I thought I'd join to let everyone know,"
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Mary Ellen Revans replied to Mary Ellen Revans's discussion gastroparisis
"Hi Bobbiejo, Thank you for your prayers, that is important to me.:-) They decided to put me back into the hospital to have their GI doctor consult with me.  Unfortunately, by the time that they put me back in, whatever is going on with me…"
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Margaret Kelly commented on Lili Feldman's blog post Post Transplant Lymphoprolifeative Disorder
"Hi im currently sitting with a blood pressure monitor on ha ha so far i have been told i have hardening of the arteries of my kidneys high blood pressure. And am being checked for coeluac disease but i am taking advagraf for my liver transplant so…"
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