Sara Pietrzak
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Hip Replacement anyone???

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sara Pietrzak Sep 3, 2010. 2 Replies

Went to the doctor for what I thought was a strained muscle, and was told I may have arterial necrosis. I'm scheduled for an mri. My primary doc was rather tight lipped about what it was and all I…Continue

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I had a double lung txp. as a last resort to treat pph. Looking back, I think I always knew I was heading in that direction. I have been so blessed because I had a quick diagnosis, doctors who sent me to the best hospital in the world and a family that put aside terrible grief and gave the gift of life. I've been in pretty good health since.
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At 5:41pm on January 24, 2012, Karen Weddick said…
At 11:13am on January 24, 2011, Suzanne said…
Happy Birthday Sara! :)
At 8:22am on January 24, 2011, Sue R. said…
Wishing you all the best for a very special birthday Sara!
At 6:46am on January 24, 2011, Sara Pietrzak said…
Thank you!!
At 5:38am on January 24, 2011, Karen Weddick said…
Happy Birthday Pictures, Images and Photos
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At 11:47pm on January 23, 2010, Karen Weddick said…
At 9:51am on September 25, 2009, Kim Jacques said…
Hey Sara!
Welcome to Transplant Cafe! How are you feeling? Besides "blech." ;-) I just noticed your transplant was 4/4/04--WOW!! That is so cool! Hugs! :-)
 
 
 

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Cardiac biopsy - how often?

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