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:
hi there,this is samresh from India here.I recently came to know of my kidney disease,which came to me as a big shock of my life since i never imagined i had such a problem.i was CKD stage V. i was never on dialysis.i recieved a kidney from my own elder sister.I am so grateful to my sister. i'll never be able to pay her back. i love her so much. now after the transplant,i feel awesome,like never before.
Recipient: What Type of Donor Did You Receive your Gift of Life From?
Which Transplant Medication(s) Do You Take?
cellcept(500mg) x 4
vingraf (tacrolimus) 1mg x 2
vincort (deflazacort) 6mg x 1
What Do You Do For a Living? What Are Your Passions, Hobbies, Passtimes, Dreams and Goals for the Future?
i work in the medical department as a health assistant.
About Me: Please use this space to tell the community about you and your unique experience with transplantation:
well myself, m a 30 years old guy from Kohima, India.work in medical department.i luv to have fun.mostly i m wit my frens.luv music.never had a major sickness in my life.than two months back i had recurrent headache and vomitting which contd for few days.than found that my BP was abnormally high(170/110).then on investigation it was found out that my kidneys were infected and i had CKD stage V.then my treatment started at Hinduja Hospital Bombay India, for a month before my transplant.had medication and lots of diet restrictions,really awful. had a poor appetitte and was sick. then after the surgery,everything has changed for me.i feel so good, eat so well.m recovering really well.my surgery wound healing really well,god is great,my sister is great.
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i luv rock music.my favorite bands are white lion,mr.big,
guitarist i adore are Yngwie j. malmsteen,vinnie moore,marty friedman,michael harris......................
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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