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 would certainly not be alive if it weren't for the generous gift that my donor and his parents gave to me upon his tragic car accident. I will always be in dept to them. Even though we have not had the benefit of communicating, I feel as though they are a part of my own family.
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
Cyclosporine, Cellcept, Prednisone
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
I am a professional engineer and I commercialize technologies (inventions) for The Ohio State University.
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
My transplant does not define who I am, but it has certainly helped to shape me into the person that I am. I have an even deeper appreciation for life, family, and friends. Although my life had great purpose and clarity before I became sick and received my heart, the experience reinforced everything that I believed in - how to live life, how to treat people, how to appreciate everything, and how to always think positively.
Please Help Us Reach Other Members by Telling Us How You Found Transplant Cafe:
I have had two liver transplants, one in 2012 and one in 2013. I have been in chronic rejection for 2 years. My liver enzymes are trending downward which is great, bur I live with horrible itching daily. Has anyone experienced this and if so, how or what can I use to stop the itch? The itching is mostly in my feet and hands, but sometimes all over my body. It's not really the skin that itches, It's under the skin! It kind of feels like the itching is in my veins....running through the blood. Cold water is all that seems to temporarily take it away. Heat triggers it! Please respond if anyone knows more than I do.Thank you,KathySee More
"alpha 1 was what I was told? transplant on Oct. 4 2003. they tell me that it can not affect my new liver? but I,m having some issue now, the rest of the family where tested and looks like I drew lucky the straw! I very happy with things! …"
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?
Wow! I can't believe all that has happened since I last signed into this site. After already having been through heart transplants with my girls (now adults), my ten year old grandson needs one. He was diagnosed with advanced heart failure and airlifted to University Hospitals on April 16th. It was just heartbreaking to do this yet again. There are no words. As horrible as it was to watch him go through all of this, I am so grateful he is still with us today. He now has an LVAD and is able to wait at home. This is such a big improvement over how things were when my kids were waiting. My grandson's mother was on an LVAD in 2001 for almost three months. Back then they were external and connected to a huge machine. Today they fit in a small bag. Wow! That's big progress in less than fourteen years. So now we wait........... Again.See More
I feel so blessed to have received a liver transplant 12-1-2012 my question is has anyone had weight gain post transplant? Not taking any prednisone, but have had weight gain of 25-30 pounds. Never heavy in my past, small frame, and not a big eater. Thanks in advance.Feeling very luckySee More
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