"Whenever I am going through rough patches "He Whispers Sweet Peace to me" comes to mind. It helps me relax. Then I am able to lift my voice to the heavens in praise. I like to sing praise and worship music mostly but my favorite song…"
"Your Cross Is You
Remember, you are only an instrument. Not yours to decide how or when or where you act. I plan all that. Make yourself very fit to do My work. All that hinders your activity must be cured.
Mine is the Cross on which the…"
How little man knows and senses My need! My need of Love and Companionship.
I came "to draw men unto Me," and sweet it is to feel hearts drawing near in Love, not for help, as much is for tender comradeship.
"I'm also a NYC transplant. I used to spend summers in Sarasota where my g'parents had retired, and even lived and went to school there one year. In '76, I moved from Manhattan to Miami. In '86 I moved north to…"
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If You Are WAITING for a Transplant, Please Feel Free to Tell the Community About Your Experience With the Waiting Process.. To Help Us Get to Know You Better and Understand What You're Going Through:
I am still doing PD. I had a live donor who is a very good match but the west coast is telling me that they will not transplant me with her because her family has too many kidney problems...so, I am in my 7th moth on the wait list.
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
I am a licensed massage therapist specializing in deep tissue and streyching. I am also a cartoonist and illustrator; I also do commercial art.
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
I am waiting on The Lord
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I think it was from some mail I recieved about ny transplant
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Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
I am listening to classical right now. I enjoy big band and classical rock. I sang in a very good barbershop choir in Michigan and I sing in church. Outside of gangster hip hop and opera, I like all types of music. I like comedy movies. I am a cartoonist and an illustrator so I really like Thomas Nast. I am reading the latest Grisham novel right now. I am in a study of Mark.
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The American Commander Bastogne when commanded to surrender to the Germans, he said "NUTS!"
"Love, Peace...Taco Grease" Guy Fieri - Food Network
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I see you changed your profile picture again. I wanted to thank you for the turtle video and I posted it on my animal web site. It's amazing how animals help each other out and yet people think animals are dumb and without feeling. Thanks again, take care and stay well and strong.
Hugs, love, blessings, peace and friendship,
One day soon you will receive a kidney and you can get back in the swing of things and start your new journey in life. Your patience and faith are to be commended. Best of luck and always praying for you Jay. Take Care of yourself.
Thank you for the Happy Organ video, I enjoyed it and love the name. You too will soon have a happy organ and I pray every day that your kidney is on it's way to you soon.
Hugs, love, blessings, peace and friendship,
Hey my Pokey friend:
You don't look to shabby in the morning...lol! Thank you and I wish you a great day too.
You're the best Jay and I've been praying that your transplant is just days away; you so deserve to get back into life.
Love, hugs, blessings, peace, light, joy and friendship always,
PS: This is me:
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
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
"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…"
"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…"
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.
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.
"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…"