Andrea J Heim
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  • Vernon Hills, IL
  • United States
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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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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
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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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"Hope you take the same road for the health and live a long healthy life"
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Prem Dayal replied to Prem Dayal's discussion Having a single Peg of Whiskey after liver transplant, will it kill me?
"I had my transplant in September 2010 as well, I do live on a controlled life, and Now I have started enjoying it as well. I made a point to myself to stay happy and strong and somehoe that's really affected my health as well. It has just gone…"
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Suzanne Giacherio posted a status
"My liver turned 5 y/o on 2/11/15! Grateful to be alive and to have my wonderful husband. He has been with me every step of the way."
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Suzanne Giacherio replied to Prem Dayal's discussion Having a single Peg of Whiskey after liver transplant, will it kill me?
"Good for you! Be very careful with that new liver you have received as it will serve your body well. I was transplanted in 2010 and doing rather well but in a much more slower pace than ever before. Continue to celebrate life just take it easy on…"
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Prem Dayal replied to Prem Dayal's discussion Having a single Peg of Whiskey after liver transplant, will it kill me?
"Hey, I'm doing great. I did go ahead with the limited amount of consumption twice in January. Both times it was a good whiskey (Blue Label) and till now nothing bad has shown up."
Tuesday
Suzanne Giacherio replied to Prem Dayal's discussion Having a single Peg of Whiskey after liver transplant, will it kill me?
"How are you doing now? I know this forum can be sketchy on being current - but here it is a little over a year later and there are no new comments from you Prem."
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Misty Mountain posted a discussion

Anyone experience acute rejection past the 1 year mark with double lung transplant?

My dad had a double lung transplant 1.5 years ago after suffering with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia and pulmonary hypertension for over 7 years. Last week he was submitted to the hospital for acute rejection. His doctor told us that they only see this in 1% of patients. I'm wondering if anyone here has experienced this or knows of someone who has and what the outcomes were? Right now my dad's biggest fear is that there will be permanent damage to his lungs and he will be back on oxygen permanently. I honestly think he fears that more than dying. As you can imagine this is devastating to him and my family. On top of the emotional devastation comes the heavy burden of financial stress. For a shameless plug: if you are able to, please donate to help pay for his medical expenses and/or share the below link with your network.We are truly grateful for any help, support or prayers that you can offer for my family.Thank you!…See More
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Acute rejection 1.5 years after double lung transplant

https://www.tilt.com/campaigns/the-mountain-familyMy dad had a double lung transplant 1.5 years ago after suffering with bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia and pulmonary hypertension for over 7 years. Last week he was submitted to the hospital for acute rejection. As you can imagine this is devastating to him and my family.On top of the emotional devastation comes the heavy burden of financial stress. If you are able to, please donate to help pay for his medical expenses and/or share the below link with your…See More
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