Selma Tennant
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Kenneth (Ken) Carrell left a comment for Selma Tennant
"Selma: Here is my wish for a new strong kidney for you.  Very nice to meet you. Have a great week. Ken"
Apr 3, 2011
Selma Tennant left a comment for Kenneth (Ken) Carrell
"Thank you for such a nice comment. I have not asked about retransplant but they told me that if I ever needed another one I could go back on the list. I am being evaluated for a kidney now and I too have little use of my left (native) lung. It…"
Apr 2, 2011
Kenneth (Ken) Carrell left a comment for Selma Tennant
"Hello Selma: I am also a single lung tx.  A right.  Can you tell me why you are so successful with your lung going on 20 years?  I am 58 this year and will hit my 3rd anniversary on April 12th.   Have you talked to your…"
Apr 2, 2011
Hari Narayan Sharma and Selma Tennant are now friends
Mar 28, 2011
Hari Narayan Sharma left a comment for Selma Tennant
"Happy Birthday!"
Mar 28, 2011
Selma Tennant left a comment for Sue R.
"Thank you so much for the Birthday Wish. The little mouse is adorable. :) Hope you're doing well. Have a great week. Thanks, Selma"
Mar 27, 2011
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Mar 27, 2011
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Mar 28, 2010
Selma Tennant replied to Selma Tennant's discussion Flat Warts or the Wart Virus? in the group Lung Transplants
"Hey, no I haven't been able to see anyone yet. I'm hoping to get in with someone at the first of the year. Good luck with your meds. and have a Mery Xmas. selma"
Dec 14, 2009
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Nov 16, 2009
Selma Tennant and Kathryn Flynn are now friends
Nov 16, 2009
Selma Tennant replied to Selma Tennant's discussion Flat Warts or the Wart Virus? in the group Lung Transplants
"Really! Oh my goodness the doctors I've spoken with have not mentioned that to me. I'm going to have to find me another doctor that takes this wart condition more seriously then. I just assumed since I've not gotten any help at all…"
Nov 11, 2009
Selma Tennant replied to Selma Tennant's discussion Flat Warts or the Wart Virus? in the group Lung Transplants
"Thanks, I've tried so many different things it's not funny. I had one doctor even have me try phemaldihide(?) one time and nothing has worked. I did notice when I tried the tanning bed they shrank some but I didn't want to do too much…"
Nov 10, 2009

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Recipients: In This Space, Feel Free To Write About Those You Are Grateful to for Receiving The Gift Of Life:
I had my lung transplant in 1994 at MUSC in Charleston, SC. I was the third recipient that year when they started the Lung transplant program. They stopped the program about a year later and I hear that this coming year they are going to restart the program. All I know is my transplant donor was a 13 year old young boy and I am very blessed that his family were gracious enough to help so many people with their amazing donation of their sons' organs. It is truely the most amazing gift a person can give aother human being.
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Deceased Donor
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About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
I am married and a mother of two beautiful daughters and a grandmother of one precious little boy. I recieved my transplant 15 years ago this past May. I lived an amazing life since my transplant. I had my share of infections and some rejections but I wouldn't change anything.
Please Help Us Reach Other Members by Telling Us How You Found Transplant Cafe:
I was actually trying to find out whose has lived the longest after having a lung transplant and found this site. I was given an estimated time or life spann of 5 years and it's been 15 years and I'm not going anywhere without a fight. lol
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At 12:06am on March 27, 2012, Karen Weddick said…
At 3:15pm on April 3, 2011, Kenneth (Ken) Carrell said…


Here is my wish for a new strong kidney for you.  Very nice to meet you.

Have a great week.


At 1:57pm on April 2, 2011, Kenneth (Ken) Carrell said…

Hello Selma:

I am also a single lung tx.  A right.  Can you tell me why you are so successful with your lung going on 20 years?  I am 58 this year and will hit my 3rd anniversary on April 12th.  

Have you talked to your transplant team about a re-transplant?  You are an inspiration to me.  My goal is to make 20 years on this lung.  I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis so my native left lung is only producing about 5% compared to 95% by my new lung.   

Drop me a note if you get time.


Ken Carrell

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Happy Birthday!
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At 11:03pm on March 26, 2010, Karen Weddick said…
Hi Selma:
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At 12:11am on November 8, 2009, Karen Weddick said…
I just want to thank you for the gift of the pink ribbon; it means so much to me. Thank you for being my new friend and look forward to getting to know you better. FYI: I had my first kidney transplant in 1972 and back then the life expectancy was 8 years; I had that kidney for over 34 years and recieved my second on 2-14-09 from my hero husband. I have lived with a transplanted kidney for 37 years of my life on 11/6/09. I have been blessed and also gave birth to our fabulous sons. The quarter century club is for members who have had an organ transplant for 25 years or more so you might look there and the president of the club is George Franklin and he might be able to tell you the longest Lung recipient that he know. Thank you again for the ribbon. Bless you and yours and please keep in touch.


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Cardiac biopsy - how often?

Hi,First post folks. I'll begin with quick background: My 15-year old daughter had a heart transplant 6 months ago after having severe dilated cardiomyopathy with left ventricular noncompaction (now known to be a result of a genetic mutation original to her). Anyway, transplant was at the highly acclaimed Columbia/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital - to which we moved for waiting for the heart, transplant, and follow-up care. Now, 6 months after transplant, we moved back to our home. Our medical team has a different protocol for checking for organ rejection.Whereas NYP's protocol is cardiac biopsy every month for first year, every 2 months for second year, and every 3 months for third year, our hospital's protocol moves to every 3 months after 6 months, then every 6 months after a year and every year after 3. Bottom line- much fewer cardiac biopsies.I'm wondering if you know the different protocols in checking for solid organ rejection / heart - and how they differ from different medical…See More
Stefan posted a discussion

Hello, I am new here

Hi, My wife had a double lung transplant, 16 years ago this Sunday. At the age of 27, dying from CF, she was gifted life by the transplant team at MGH in Boston, and two non-related living donors. We've been together for 8 years and I play both roles of husband and caregiver.Although her sweet 16 "Lungaversary" is Sunday, on Monday she goes for a major surgery (not pulmonary related). I sure am nervous. I've witnessed her resilience, self efficacy and recovery from multiple pneumonias, illnesses and painful secondary ailments caused by medications. But this total open abdominal procedure will really immobilize her and expose her to infection (inpatient or out). I'm scared, but can't fully express it because she is scared and seeks emotional comfort and strength from me. Every day I "should" be grateful, not worrying.I apologize for writing so much on my first post. I hope to find some support and insight here.StefanSee More
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Jeff Clardy posted a discussion

Surgery after transplant

I recently injured my hand and now have to have surgery on it to repair it. They are going to be putting me out for the surgery. Now grant it, I, on a regular basis go to my transplant center for different procedures(ie;allomap, biopsies, heart caths, etc) and feel completely at ease in doing so, it has been 4.5 years since my heart transplant, Yet I have found myself with a lot of anxiety going into this surgery, one that they are putting me under, two, it is not at my transplant center but at another hospital. It is really weird that i seem to have more anxiety concerning this surgery then I did about my transplant. The faith I have been granted affords me to have confidence in my eternal destiny to be with Christ and that is what/and has guided me through my entire transplant journey. Can anybody shed some light on their experience they have had with other surgeries following transplant. With a grateful heart, JeffSee More
Sep 17
Karen Harrill replied to Phil Keyes's discussion Post transplant blues
"Hi Phil, Before transplant I had hepatic encephalopathy which my gastroenterologists treated with medication. My reflexes were slow and my judgement was often faulty. Until the fall before my following Spring transplant these episodes were few. They…"
Sep 16
Karen Harrill replied to Bornali's discussion In distress ..may be just need to hang on in the group Acute Liver Failure Transplants
"Hi there! I notice people are not that active on this page. I had acute liver failure, had a transplant in 2011. I take 3mg of Prograf only. I also, on the advice of my Mayo Clinic transplant surgeons take the vitamins Calcium, E and magnesium. I…"
Sep 16
Karen Harrill added a discussion to the group Acute Liver Failure Transplants

My Acute Liver Failure was the result of Hepatitis C contracted during an emergency C-section in1978!

I lived with stage 4 (end stage) liver disease for 15 years. The fall of 2010 was the beginning of a rapid decline. I received a transplant in May of 2011. As you know a transplant gives you a new life but does not cure the hepatitis C, it begins its damage of your new liver immediately. Thanks to the incredible staff of the Mayo Clinic Liver Department and new drugs Solvaldi and Olysio I have been virus free for over 5 months and hope that my 6 month blood test will be still be negative. Interferon and ribovarin would show no virus and then a month or so it would rear it's ugly head. I had no side effects from the two new drugs. These drugs are very very expensive but I was fortunate that Mayo knew where to go for help with these two drugs whose combined costs is $58,000 per month for 3 months. $174,000.
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A group for those of us who had a liver transplant due to acute / fulminate liver failure. Here we can discuss our experience with this unexpected form of organ transplant including psychologically, physically and all else that goes with it.
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"Makes sense to me. Good one David."
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