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Sue R. left a comment for Lessa Ennis
"Hope you have a very special day Leesa!!!"
May 9, 2011
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Oct 10, 2010
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Oct 10, 2010
Lessa Ennis left a comment for Marjorie Miller
"Thanks for asking Marjorie. My stepfather has turned a corner and is improving everyday. He sees his transplant Dr. on Tues. and we hope that he is healthy enough to be relisted for another transplant."
Oct 10, 2010
Lessa Ennis and Marjorie Miller are now friends
Oct 6, 2010
Marjorie Miller left a comment for Lessa Ennis
"What a wonderful gift you've given. My mom gave me one of her kidneys in June. She gave me life twice. We need more people like u. How is yr step father?"
Oct 6, 2010
Tracy & Nancy left a comment for Lessa Ennis
"Oh that is so way cool~~~APD sounds like an awesome program...another great option :)"
Aug 29, 2010
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Aug 24, 2010
Lessa Ennis replied to Stephanie Cart's discussion What no one tells you in the group Transplant Rejection Survivors
"Stephanie, Thank you for sharing your story. It seems we only hear about the successful transplants and not the other ones. I donated a kidney exactly one year ago to my stepfather and he rejected within 3 months. They used OKT3 to treat it which…"
Aug 24, 2010
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For transplants who have had to experience transplant rejection and to share stories, hope, ideas for others to share about their issues, ways to cope, and anything else that we can survive from.
Aug 24, 2010
Lessa Ennis and Karen Weddick are now friends
Aug 23, 2010
Lessa Ennis is now a member of TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!
Aug 22, 2010

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At 7:57am on May 9, 2012, Karen Weddick said…
At 1:19pm on May 9, 2011, Sue R. said…
Hope you have a very special day Leesa!!!
At 1:16am on May 9, 2011, Karen Weddick said…
At 7:37pm on October 6, 2010, Marjorie Miller said…
What a wonderful gift you've given. My mom gave me one of her kidneys in June. She gave me life twice. We need more people like u. How is yr step father?
At 3:31pm on August 29, 2010, Tracy & Nancy said…
Oh that is so way cool~~~APD sounds like an awesome program...another great option :)
At 8:49am on August 26, 2010, Holly Werlein (Holdol) said…
Lessa, I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to the Cafe! This site is amazing and you will find so much support and meet a lot of wonderful people here. Your amazing for giving the gift of life! Thank you :) Click here to join my kitchen for some yummy recipes and tips on how to stay healthy! Also, click here for a helpful link to show you around the cafe. Hope all is well. Take care and enjoy the site....
At 3:35am on August 23, 2010, Karen Weddick said…
Hi there Lessa:
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.
Here’s a link that might help you get started:
www.transplantcafe.com/forum/topic/show?id=2024407:Topic:2985
Take care,
Karen
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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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The Month Of September is 'National Hispanic Heritage Month.'

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Ramona replied to Stefan's discussion Hello, I am new here
"Stefan, Hang in there - I have been caregiver to my husband for 7 years, and he's been through many surgeries and illnesses....and we both have our worries and down days.  I will keep you in my thoughts - and hope for the best possible…"
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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
Sep 19

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