Please Select Your Transplant - Or Tell Us How Else You Were Touched by Transplantation:
Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
I am grateful to my Lord and savior Jesus Christ who gave me a second chance at life. I am also grateful to the family who donated there loved ones organs so somebody like me can have a second chance..To my family and friends who have been by myside through this..I am trully Blessed to have you alln my life..God Bless you all..
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
I am currently attending school for nursing.. I would love to work at a transplant center so i can share my experience with people going through the transplant procedure..
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
My name is Juan..I received my heart on Jan.15 of 2009..I am a 12 yr cancer survivor.. The chemo and radiation i received caused my to get cardiomyapthy..In May 2008 i was hospitalized with swelling of my ankles..
After further testing i was told i would need a heart transplant..I was transfered to Tampa General Hosp. and underwent an evaluation..I was good candidate for a transplant..In Sep.2008 i was put on the waiting list..
I was doing fine on primacor and my other meds..On the day i was called for the transplant, I had been here in the hospital for right heart cath. that morning..
When i got home a few hours later they called me and told me to get back..
They had a heart for me..I put my life in Gods hands and knew i was going to come alright..And so here i am doing good and feeling Blessed..I'm going to honor God and my donor by taking care of this heart...
Please Help Us Reach Other Members by Telling Us How You Found Transplant Cafe:
I did a search on the internet and i came about this site...
What Is Your Relationship Status?
In a Relationship, Engaged
Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
Church,Gospel music,, the Bible
What is Your Favorite Quote(s)?
"For i am the lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you,do not fear, I will help you"
Hey Juan, you are looking good. Looks like your transplant is doing good for you. I got my biopsy results and they said that now I have fatty liver disease, and need to eat less and exercise more. So that is what I will do. I am guessing that this is part of what is causing my tiredness, but gotta do what they say! Hope you are well. Take care.
Hey Juan, I am doing alright. I jsut had my first year check up and getting a biopsy tomorrow. All in all not bad, just don't have any energy and insomnia. Hopefully the biopsy will give some idea on it. How have you been doing?
Hey Juan, Just saw your comments and wanted to see how you are doing. How did the biopsy go? I had one done August 8th and it turned out normal. I have good days and not so good days, mostly I get fatigued easily. How about you? I am wanting to get back to work but really haven't pushed myself yet so I am not sure how much I will be able to do. So how do your days go, do you have energy or do you find yourself getting tired easily? Are you taking pregnisone and if so are you gaining weight because of it? I have, I put about 40 pounds on after the transplant.
Hey Juan, how are you doing? I am fine. I was able to go an see family on an extended driving vacation. It was really great to see everyone and especially my grand daughter. These are the gifts that God has given me sice the transplant. I try to remember every day what is important and to not sweat the small stuff. Drop a line back when you get a chance.
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