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Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"So true, but anyone who goes against their doctors advice is playing with fire."
May 30, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"ah ok sorry then since I was questioning it earlier in the thread I felt that it was dirrected towards me and wanted to make sure that there were no misunderstandings. I am sorry you are having an icky day I hope you feel better tomorrow"
May 30, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"Matt, im not arguing with my tp team by any means and follow my meds to the T actually my doctors have told me better than a lot of their patients. You have to know that all these meds have their side effects also though and finding a balance is…"
May 30, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"Aww Bobbiejo and Karen thank you for the smile. Just having a day I guess, honestly this is so rare for me but yes I feel much better. Ive  been working some crazy hours and not sleeping that great I talked to my husband and he said "thats…"
May 30, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"Yea my tax advisor told me that the fine would be 500 this coming year and 1000 the year after based upon the info he had at the time. sometimes .... very rarely..... i wonder if it's all worth it. guess I don't feel good at all today ...."
May 30, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"I dont want to sound rude because that isnt how i mean this but do you have private health insurance or government aid? I am curious because everything we are hearing is that the cost of private healthcare is gong to go through the roof and I am…"
May 29, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"You sure are Connie, I spend 500 a month on healt insurance work 40 hours a week have a 5000.00 a year deductable and spend right at 100.00 a month on meds before the prograf and Adcirca, the adcirca is about 1800 a month before my insurance then I…"
May 29, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"no not as long as I eat something with the meds. If I dont its not pretty at all I get shaky and my tummy starts doing high dives. I was on 24 a day total then dropped to 16 now 12 but yea I really want to be one of you 1 or 2 pill a day people. But…"
May 29, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"Hi David, Yea my doc did the same but since they deemed it non formulary they can get away with me paying the difference. I dont know what your dosage is but I take 6 1 mg 2x a day so that works out to 244.00 that I have to pay. I could even deal…"
May 29, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"no worries Matt, lets face it we all have off days no and again and some even more than others. All this transplanting and near death can take a toll on the emotions. Its all good my friend"
May 28, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"Hi David, Thanks but it isnt that easy. He actually did but BCBS decided to rename it as a nonformulary so they can slip that loop. We have a plan so hopefully it works out   Thank you Dottie"
May 28, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"Hi Carlos, Congrats on the decade in the new liver!! I bet it looks great on you :) I have kept up with my labs for 10 years and have binders full I believe in being your own advocate. I fought hard for what I have and have received. Although I…"
May 28, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"Hey Jan and thanks for the welcome, I love a woman with an opinion so power on hunny :)"
May 28, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"Hey Bobbiejo, 6 organs?!!!! WOW!!! I bow to you madam!! I hope you are doing alright that is such a major undergoing. Blown away   much love Dottie "
May 28, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"http://curca.buffalo.edu/students/pdfs/2011_posters/54_Valentine_Lumiere.pdf Matt, I posted a link to one article there are many online.Thank you for your reply I appreciate a forum where people are active. On the topic of name brand vs generic,…"
May 28, 2013
Dottie welker commented on TransplantCafe.com's group Team Prograf
"wow sorry for all the typos !! teach me to read before hitting enter lol  "
May 24, 2013

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At 10:01am on May 23, 2013, 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. Also, if you could please add a photo of yourself or something that represents you or your experience with transplantation, or a pet, etc. to your profile so we can get to know you better. It's really easy! Just click this link for the new members guide where you'll find instructions on how to add a photo.
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Parent of B replied to Parent of B's discussion Cardiac biopsy - how often?
"Tx for reply, Wendy! How often do you run Allomapping blood test? Allomapping is not yet the gold standard suggested/used by NewYork-Presbyterian, nor is it available where we're at now, so it's not really an option for us. My key…"
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Wendy replied to Parent of B's discussion Cardiac biopsy - how often?
"Wow I had to only to the biopsy for 6 months then they did the allomapping test. They now can tell if I have rejection thru blood work. Those are so uncomfortable! Prayers do her!! My transplant was in Nov 2013. Methodist Hospital in Houston Texas."
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Ramona replied to Stefan's discussion Hello, I am new here
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Parent of B posted a discussion

Cardiac biopsy - how often?

Hi,First post folks. I'll begin with quick background: My 15-year old daughter had a heart transplant 6 months ago after having severe dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular noncompaction (now known to be a result of a genetic mutation original to her). Anyway, transplant was at the highly acclaimed Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - to which we moved for waiting for the heart, transplant, and follow-up care. Now, 6 months after transplant, we moved back to our home. Our medical team has a different protocol for checking for organ rejection.Whereas NYP's protocol is cardiac biopsy every month for first year, every 2 months for second year, and every 3 months for third year, our hospital's protocol moves to every 3 months after 6 months, then every 6 months after a year and every year after 3. Bottom line- much fewer cardiac biopsies.I'm wondering if you know the different protocols in checking for solid organ rejection / heart - and how they differ from different medical…See More
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