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 for the family that lost a loved one and decided to donate their heart so another could have another chance to live a normal life.
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Recipient: In This Space Please Tell The Community About Your Transpant Center, Doctors, Transplant Team, Date of Transplant and Any Other Details You'd Like to Share About Your Experience:
I have been given the gift of life by the doctors at Cedars Sanai. Dr Jon Kobashigawa and his staff has been the absolute best in every capacity. I would recommend his services to anyone.
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
Cell Cept, Tacrolimus, V-Fend, Vitamin C,E, Aspirin, Fish Oil, Cyproheptadine,
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
I am disabled, at the present time but will try to enter the same type of employment if I'm given the opportunity..
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
I am a Heart Transplant recipient since 2004. I was born with a heart murmur. It progressively got bad that I had a aortic valve replacement, surgery first. I was on Coumadin up until a had 2 strokes in 2002. It took me two years to get diagnosed with a enlarged heart and put on the transplant list.
Please Help Us Reach Other Members by Telling Us How You Found Transplant Cafe:
What Is Your Relationship Status?
Entertainment: What is Your Favorite Type of Music, Bands, Movies, Art, Books, etc.?
I love all types of music. From Phantom of the Opera, to Katy Perry.
What is Your Favorite Quote(s)?
It not over, till the fat lady sings.
Get on your feet, get up and make it happen.
Hi Manuel: 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
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