"Hi, I had my transplant May 6, 2010 and in Oct 2010 the doctors lowered my prednisone to 5mg every other day. My blood work is good and creatine runs around 1. I have also gained 40# and have all the other side effects also. Best wishes to all."
Welcome to Transplant Friends! Just curious- was your story in the news?
Amazing to be blessed with a gift from a living donor. Tell us your story in more detail. You can always go back to settings and add to your profile."
Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com ?
Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Transplant Buddies, looking for Medicare, 3 years after transplant.
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
I was diagnosed with FSGS, name to long to say, 19 and a half years ago. The doctors say from unknown reason.
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
I had a kidney transplant.
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
I take prograf, prednisone, and cellcept.
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
a year and 8 months
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
They will understand how I feel and what I've been through along with me understanding how they feel. The only thing I have not experienced is dialysis.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
University Transplant Center, San Antonio Texas
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
In so many ways. I was involved in a chain of 4 living donors and 4 recipients. My health is good and my new kidney works awesome, a 1.1 is my average function. I don't sweat small stuff, much. I have a new family and new friends. It has open my doors to unlimited possibilities.
Share your interests and hobbies
Love to bake, good cook if would just do it, love to spend time with family. Love horses and love to ride them, although haven't in a while. I enjoy painting, its relaxing.