"I've been doing really well since about 3 months out. At first I had some "bumps in the road" as the transplant team call them. Mostly issues created by medication: an ulcer and trouble swallowing, eating. Lost more…"
I had a double lung transplant in July, 2011 after a few years with pulmonary fibrosis. I am doing well now and so thankful for this new life. I'd love to chat with you anytime. I, too, am interested in talking with…"
"Thanks so much, Angie, for sharing your experience and the really helpful information.Wow, Saudi Arabia! And I've thought I'll probably never get on a plane again. I'll just change that limiting idea.
I've had a cough…"
"I recently joined Transplant Cafe and look forward to learning from you and getting and receiving support. I had a bilateral lung transplant July 7. I'm doing well now after a few "bumps in the road."
Right now I'd…"
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"Hi, I'm two years out for Liver TP. Went into rejection after 3rd week. They had me on 4gm of Tacrolimus X 3. for a year, then 5mg X 2, and down to 2 x 2. My Tac level was 3.7 last test. Up from 3. They want you between 8 and 18. I was also on…"
"0.5 mg Prograf 3x/wk sounds weird. If you are really taking that dosage you may not need Prograf. My transplant date was May 2003. I have never had a rejection episode and after six years on Prograf alone I decided to taper off Prograf…"
"I have never heard of anyone taking .5 mg. of prograf every 9 days. Are you sure that's right? .5 mg. twice a day is the lowest dose I've heard of. I take 1 mg. twice a day and it's considered a low dose. Prograf is taken daily,…"
"i recieved my new liver 32 months today Nov. 2 2012 MY 53 Birthday. I was put on Prograf and have done very well. I only take a .5mg capsule every 9 days. I assume that is great right? is there ever a point where one can be…"