"hello steve, janurary 2nd will be my 7th year anniversery, my diabeties is gone but i stay tired all the time. i suffered 17 years with diabeties. i have never had any kidney failure so i only had a pancreas only. this is very uncommon.i am having…"
"ok- what are signs of rejection/ and what if they don't want to bioposiy you? do heart transplant people take blood thinning drugs? I take coumindin and they are not sure they biopsy me... I admit is is always in my mind as well, but how do you…"
"You never stop! I had a transplant for 25 years. I woke up everyday thinking of that day it would happen to me. well that day came in Feb of 2009. Be thankful of everyday and enjoy life. Nobody knows what tomorrow brings."
That is the best response to this question I've ever seen. I agree with you100%. If I worried about rejection all the time I would never really let myself "live". :)
Imelda G. Vasquez
UCLA- June 1, 2007"
Just read your message and it is a good one. I had a P/K tx 19 months ago, and all had been just
perfect from the very beginning. In April of this year, my Liapase/Amylase numbers began creeping
up for no reason.... yes a slight rejection…"
You can "officially" stop worrying NOW.
You've survived long enough to receive a transplant. That is one worry gone.
You've survived your transplant surgery. Another big worry gone.
You've survived you recovery…"
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Hi Steve: Welcome to the Transplant Cafe. I saw you note and this site if for all. Dialysis patients, pre and post Tx recipients, living and family donors, kidney disease, etc. You are in the right place and have sent you a friend invite. Again, welcome to the family.
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"You have every right to worry and to express your feelings. It's a roller coaster ride and we have all been holding on for years. I am very happy that you are feeling well. We need to vent our feelings . I think it is difficult for most people…"
"Thank you for your reply. I've deceided to make an appointment with my local nephrologist since I don't go back to Jackson Memorial in Miami until September. My creatine is 0.8 really good so I'm sure there is nothing wrong with it…"
"I hear that hernias hurt. A lot.
The side where my kidney's located is a bit more bulgy than the other side and my belly has a funny shape. Other people can't tell but from my point of view is very evident.
Your kidney is probably…"
"Well,I'm back in Canada and I've been feeling well, even better than when all this started. I guess I shouldn't worry too much. Now that it's apparently over it is like nothing happened. I guess I earned a couple experience…"
"Mike, hope all goes well next week. You will be surprised at how different the evaluation process is now. Quite a bit easier and not nearly as evasive as before. I wish you well. If you want to talk more just let me know."
"Hi Beverley. I hope youre felling well. I live in eureka mo. I had my heart transplant at stl univ in 1984. I now see Dr Ewald at Barns. Im Going in Next week to be evaluated for a second transplant!"