Dottie Shepherd
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Dottie Shepherd received a gift from Marina
Dec 15, 2011
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"Thanks to everyone who has wished me a Happy Birthday. I'm so glad to be alive today to celebrate this 60th birthday! Life is good!"
Dec 15, 2009
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Dec 15, 2009
Dottie Shepherd and NFT are now friends
Dec 15, 2009
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Dec 13, 2009
Dottie Shepherd replied to mel mac's discussion What to do? I want to start a support group or raise money! in the group Lung Transplants
"Hi - consider contacting the National Foundation for Transplants (NFT). The next information is from their website: "If you have any questions about how you can start a fundraising campaign with NFT, please click…"
Sep 16, 2009
Dottie Shepherd joined Kathryn Flynn's group

Lung Transplants

Place to discuss lung transplant issues.
Sep 16, 2009
Dottie Shepherd is now a member of - The Gift of eLife!
Sep 16, 2009

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About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
My brother is on the UNOS list for Lung Tranplants.
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At 6:59pm on December 15, 2011, Marina gave Dottie Shepherd a gift
Wishing you a wonderful day filled with laughter and joy!! :)
At 12:04am on December 14, 2011, Karen Weddick said…
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At 12:09am on December 14, 2010, Karen Weddick said…
may all your birthday wishes come true
At 1:54pm on December 15, 2009, Dottie Shepherd said…
Thanks to everyone who has wished me a Happy Birthday. I'm so glad to be alive today to celebrate this 60th birthday! Life is good!
At 11:17pm on December 13, 2009, Karen Weddick said…
At 11:12pm on December 13, 2009, Catherine (Cathy) said…

At 5:43pm on September 16, 2009, Karen Weddick said…
Hi Dottie:
I’d like to welcome you to the Transplant Café. You are now a member of a warm, friendly, supportive, caring, understanding, sensitive and informative site. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll be glad to help you out. So glad you are here and again welcome to the Transplant Café. Here’s a link that might help you get started:
Take care,
Kidney Tx
1972 & 2007


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Jeff Clardy posted a discussion

Surgery after transplant

I recently injured my hand and now have to have surgery on it to repair it. They are going to be putting me out for the surgery. Now grant it, I, on a regular basis go to my transplant center for different procedures(ie;allomap, biopsies, heart caths, etc) and feel completely at ease in doing so, it has been 4.5 years since my heart transplant, Yet I have found myself with a lot of anxiety going into this surgery, one that they are putting me under, two, it is not at my transplant center but at another hospital. It is really weird that i seem to have more anxiety concerning this surgery then I did about my transplant. The faith I have been granted affords me to have confidence in my eternal destiny to be with Christ and that is what/and has guided me through my entire transplant journey. Can anybody shed some light on their experience they have had with other surgeries following transplant. With a grateful heart, JeffSee More
Karen Harrill replied to Phil Keyes's discussion Post transplant blues
"Hi Phil, Before transplant I had hepatic encephalopathy which my gastroenterologists treated with medication. My reflexes were slow and my judgement was often faulty. Until the fall before my following Spring transplant these episodes were few. They…"
Karen Harrill replied to Bornali's discussion In distress ..may be just need to hang on in the group Acute Liver Failure Transplants
"Hi there! I notice people are not that active on this page. I had acute liver failure, had a transplant in 2011. I take 3mg of Prograf only. I also, on the advice of my Mayo Clinic transplant surgeons take the vitamins Calcium, E and magnesium. I…"
Karen Harrill added a discussion to the group Acute Liver Failure Transplants

My Acute Liver Failure was the result of Hepatitis C contracted during an emergency C-section in1978!

I lived with stage 4 (end stage) liver disease for 15 years. The fall of 2010 was the beginning of a rapid decline. I received a transplant in May of 2011. As you know a transplant gives you a new life but does not cure the hepatitis C, it begins its damage of your new liver immediately. Thanks to the incredible staff of the Mayo Clinic Liver Department and new drugs Solvaldi and Olysio I have been virus free for over 5 months and hope that my 6 month blood test will be still be negative. Interferon and ribovarin would show no virus and then a month or so it would rear it's ugly head. I had no side effects from the two new drugs. These drugs are very very expensive but I was fortunate that Mayo knew where to go for help with these two drugs whose combined costs is $58,000 per month for 3 months. $174,000.
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Acute Liver Failure Transplants

A group for those of us who had a liver transplant due to acute / fulminate liver failure. Here we can discuss our experience with this unexpected form of organ transplant including psychologically, physically and all else that goes with it.
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Lili Feldman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"Makes sense to me. Good one David."
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David Goodman commented on Lili Feldman's group The Funny Bone
"At a local bar in downtown St Paul, the owner and bartender, was so sure that he was the strongest man around, that he offered a standing $1000 bet.  The bartender would squeeze a lemon until all the juice ran into a glass, and then hand the…"
Caring 4 Carrie posted a status
"This is Mr. Ben Boyd. He's been a kidney support for our Cause. However, he was injured and seeking help."
Caring 4 Carrie posted a blog post

How Does The Kidney Filter The Body?

According to Yahoo, the kidneys perform their life-sustaining job of filtering and returning to the bloodstream about 200 quarts of fluid every 24 hours. About two quarts are removed from the body in the form of urine, and about 198 quarts are recovered. The urine we excrete has been stored in the bladder for anywhere from 1 to 8 hours. See More
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