"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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Thanks for the sweet welcome to this site!Im in the insurance phase , testing which my insurance paid for about $30,00 worth of testing.Can I ask how long did you have to wait once you were on the list?I have hepatic encephalopathy and have been to hospital twice in less than 6 months. The first visit I was pretty much out of my head. Finally adjusting the lactulose and x drug . Everyone I came in contact with was just rubbing me the wrong way.Second visit finally got the lactulose working right. Thanks to Dr. Panel one of the transplant doctors in Baptist Hospital Oklahoma City.See More
"Hi thanks for the advise, Currently I am taking Prograf 1mg twice a day, also I had my medical test done last week and everything was normal except indirect bilirubin, which was 1.57 (should be max 0.80). Also the cause of my liver failure was…"
"A little bit of alcohol now and then will not kill you however, I don't know what medications you take. You should check and see if any say not to take with alcohol. If you have hep C or any other kind of hepatitis,stay away from…"
This is a group for all people who have had liver transplants. Feel free to say how long you have been a recipient and what medication you are on. Some doctors hope to have their patients off all medications, any thoughts?