Erika Lynn Yaruta
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3 years post transplant today! How many years has it been for you guys?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard J Wadzinski Jr Dec 13, 2010. 5 Replies

New to this :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kim Jacques Aug 22, 2009. 5 Replies


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Dec 15, 2010
Richard J Wadzinski Jr replied to Erika Lynn Yaruta's discussion 3 years post transplant today! How many years has it been for you guys?
"HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, hope you may have many more. I will be 14 years s/p liver tx on Xmas Eve. I have ahd the roller coaster over the years ,but glad to stll be here, when the VA pisses me off I tell them its not quality of life I have an existence,…"
Dec 13, 2010
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Dec 7, 2010
Erika Lynn Yaruta commented on Lindsey Elderbrook's blog post BABIES AFTER KIDNEY???
"so glad you posted this. now im not ready for children yet but def. in the future my fiance and i were talking about it. its great to hear feedback on this subject"
Dec 7, 2010
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Dec 3, 2010
Matthew J Litkie replied to Erika Lynn Yaruta's discussion 3 years post transplant today! How many years has it been for you guys?
"3 Years 3 months Liver, Glad to be ALIVE! but a few issues with Meds. Good Luck!"
Dec 2, 2010
Maggie Velez replied to Erika Lynn Yaruta's discussion 3 years post transplant today! How many years has it been for you guys?
"Hi Erika. I'm Maggie. I am now 4 years, 2 months reborn. Yes, I am ecstatic to be alive but all the medical issues that I have to deal with are really draining. My creatnine is 1.5 since I last checked last month. My creatnine has been…"
Dec 1, 2010
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Dec 1, 2010
Sarah Copeland replied to Erika Lynn Yaruta's discussion 3 years post transplant today! How many years has it been for you guys?
"It has been not quite a year for me yet. But just days away from the day i got put in the hospital at home (north florida) and then got transported to tampa (south florida). No rejection yet, no CMV problems (I was already positive for it though), I…"
Nov 30, 2010
Bobbiejo Winfrey replied to Erika Lynn Yaruta's discussion 3 years post transplant today! How many years has it been for you guys?
"Congratulations! I hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating your three year kidney transplant anniversary, and may you have many, many more in which to rejoice in the future! I had my fifth year multivisceral transplant anniversary near the…"
Nov 30, 2010

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At 9:26am on May 5, 2012, Karen Weddick said…
At 3:36pm on May 5, 2011, Sue R. said…
Hope you have a wonderful Birthday Erika !!
At 6:19am on May 5, 2011, Karen Weddick said…
happy birthday Pictures, Images and Photos
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Three years! Hooray!
At 3:04pm on November 30, 2010, Sue R. said…
Contratulations on your 3 year anniversary. I am a liver tx (March 2006) So glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying life. Wishing you all the best for many more anniversaries filled with smiles, hugs, peace and good health.

At 6:52pm on May 6, 2010, Catherine (Cathy) said…

Sorry I Didn't Know The Music Birthday Didn't Shut Off Happy B Day
At 11:01pm on May 4, 2010, Karen Weddick said…
Hi there Erika:
At 6:25pm on July 29, 2009, Holly Werlein (Holdol) said…
You would so love the Games! They are absolutley amazing and it's super fun meeting other people and competing as well. You'll be addicted once you The next games are next year in Madison, WI....
At 4:42am on July 28, 2009, Tony Schmalstig said…
Welcome to the cafe Erika. I hope you find many friends here. Stay healthy and happy.

Tony ... kidney tx 03/16/84 and still going strong


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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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Stefan posted a discussion

Hello, I am new here

Hi, My wife had a double lung transplant, 16 years ago this Sunday. At the age of 27, dying from CF, she was gifted life by the transplant team at MGH in Boston, and two non-related living donors. We've been together for 8 years and I play both roles of husband and caregiver.Although her sweet 16 "Lungaversary" is Sunday, on Monday she goes for a major surgery (not pulmonary related). I sure am nervous. I've witnessed her resilience, self efficacy and recovery from multiple pneumonias, illnesses and painful secondary ailments caused by medications. But this total open abdominal procedure will really immobilize her and expose her to infection (inpatient or out). I'm scared, but can't fully express it because she is scared and seeks emotional comfort and strength from me. Every day I "should" be grateful, not worrying.I apologize for writing so much on my first post. I hope to find some support and insight here.StefanSee More
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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…"
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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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