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'm 6.5 years post dbl lung txp. I'm very lucky as my husband carries our health insurance. I run a specialty baking business from my home part time. I've always wanted to go back to work, but my previous job was teaching in a middle…"
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Sara Pietrzak replied to Sara Pietrzak's discussion Hip Replacement anyone???
"Thanks Joe! It always helps to hear from someone who has been there. I'm actually the most sore I've been so far today, but I think it's because the doctor manipulated my hip so much during the exam yesterday. It's still not…"
Sep 3, 2010
Joe Berry replied to Sara Pietrzak's discussion Hip Replacement anyone???
"I have heard that steroids can cause this and other issues - like cataracts. I was on prednisone only 7 months, but I think it impacted my need for cataract removal. I get a bone density test every two years to make sure that the other meds do not…"
Sep 3, 2010
Sara Pietrzak posted a discussion

Hip Replacement anyone???

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 heard was necrosis, which means dead right? So, I called my friendly, always there for me, completely amazing transplant coordinator. She said that it's mainly a pain issue, and eventually when the pain gets to be too much, I'll need...get this A HIP REPLACEMENT! I'm 33, by the way. She told me that…See More
Sep 2, 2010
Sara Pietrzak commented on Kim Jacques's blog post Things That Make Me Happy
"Going for a LONG walk and NOT getting breathy! Watching Spring's awsomness all around. Funny/deep/hypothetical conversations with my brother. Knowing I'm really the favorite child! lol When a really good string of songs play on the…"
Apr 28, 2010
Sara Pietrzak replied to Kim Jacques's discussion You know you're a lung transplant patient when..... in the group Lung Transplants
"OMG! This was a laugh that I seriously needed this am! Thank you!"
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Sara Pietrzak replied to Betsy's discussion H1N1 Flu Shot or Seasonal Flu Shot
"Had my seasonal flu shot 3 weeks ago and my h1n1 last week. The h1n1 shot burned!! But other than I haven't noticed any bad effects. I feel kind of bad that I was able get the shot before my boys :(."
Nov 22, 2009
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"Hi Mel, I too noticed not many people on here have children. They add a whole new set of risk factors (germs anyone??), but they also gave me a reason to keep going when just for me wasn't enough. Can't wait to chat with you."
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Sara Pietrzak left a comment for Kim Jacques
"Thanks, feeling much better :). My son was sent home yesterday with h1n1 symptoms so I'm on tamiflu as a precaution. My son is doing fine and keeps hollering down the stairs how bored he is, so he is mending fast. Were you transplanted 13 years…"
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"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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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…
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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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