Richard Lopez
  • 39, Male
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • United States
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Richard Lopez commented on Hostess Risé's group 'Prograf'
"Keep on keeping on!  Had my living donor transplant on Oct. 24, 2008.  My prednisone is at 2.5 mg as well.  I take a total of 1.5 mg. Prograf - 1 in the morning and .5 at night.  Diana, are you also on Myfortic?  I would…"
Feb 3
David left a comment for Richard Lopez
"Happy Birthday Richard !"
Jun 20, 2013
Richard Lopez replied to Ron Martin's discussion 'Prograf Shakes and Ticks' in the group Prograf
"Somewhat in the same boat Debra.  Going into my fifth year kidney transplant.  Also on Effexor.  I was on Zoloft (a very low dose where I was cutting the pill in half).  Now on 37.5 mg Effexor.  I was taking a whole one but…"
Dec 28, 2012
Richard Lopez replied to Mani's discussion 'Q w.r.t high creatinine after dialysis'
"More important would be your diet and lab numbers.  I would try to talk to my nutritionist every time I went in for dialysis.  I started out at 3 times a week at 3.5 hours per session.  My nephrologist decided to put me up to 4 hours…"
Dec 18, 2012
Richard Lopez replied to Rita's discussion 'What do you do during dialysis to take your mind off being on dialysis?' in the group Dialysis Group
"I watched T.V. a lot.  The hemodialysis center had individual televisions for each patient.  I think a NOOK Color would be perfect for anyone on dialysis.  You can read practically anything, plus you have access to email and to the…"
Dec 10, 2012
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Dialysis Group

This is a place for those who are about to begin dialysis or those who are currently on dialysis or has someone that is close to them on dialysis.This group idea was inspired by RitaSee More
Dec 10, 2012
Richard Lopez and buzzerxl1 are now friends
Nov 29, 2012
Richard Lopez replied to Becky's discussion 'Antibody rejection- Son is awful predicament- please help'
"Have you talked to anyone at Cedars Sinai Hospital.  I read an article somewhere that they are doing some wonderful breakthrough work using mismatched blood types, etc. and DNA recombinant drugs that are also working wonders.  Also check…"
Nov 28, 2012
Richard Lopez replied to Hostess Risé's discussion 'Lemon Juice is good for us' in the group Transplant No-No's
"I think foods that are acceptable are relative to the organ that was transplanted.  I know that we all take similar medications to an extent BUT some take other meds in addition to or a different med all together.  As a kidney transplant…"
Nov 20, 2012
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Transplant No-No's

What has your transplant center advised you regarding transplant precautions regarding your new life?See More
Nov 20, 2012
Richard Lopez added a discussion to the group Tx Friends Connect
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Porter Adventist Transplant Center of Denver, CO

I received my kidney transplant from Porter Adventist Transplant Center in Denver, CO.  This center is filled with friendly staff and doctors.  Dr. Gauthier (Goat' tea ay) is especially kind, humorous, patient and friendly.  They are all also very professional.  My particular surgeon was Dr. Vernon - also a very kind man.See More
Nov 18, 2012
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Tx Friends Connect

The purpose for this group is for our members to share the name of their transplant center and possibly to connect with friends from the same center. Please tell your Transplant Center about us:)See More
Nov 18, 2012
Richard Lopez replied to Sheila Boyd George's discussion 'Myfortic and sleeplessness' in the group Myfortic Friends
"I definitely have had sleep issues since my kidney transplant back in October of 2008.  I think the Myfortic combined with Prograf have been part of the issue.  Ever since I have been taking Ambien 10 mg to get to sleep but sometimes that…"
Jul 13, 2012
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Myfortic Friends

Looking to hear questions and comments from those of you taking Myfortic.See More
Jul 13, 2012
Richard Lopez replied to Ron Martin's discussion 'Prograf Shakes and Ticks' in the group Prograf
"What other medications are you taking in conjunction with the Prograf?  I've been on Prograf since October of 2008.  I have noticed that I get trembling hands when I try to do any type of minute, detailed work such as painting,…"
Jul 13, 2012
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Prograf

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Jul 13, 2012

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Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com ?
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Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
It's changed me forever. Little things don't seem to get me as frustrated as I used to get and I'm very appreciative for a second chance at life. A big THANK YOU to my sister for giving me one of her kidneys.

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At 7:45am on June 20, 2013, David said…

Happy Birthday Richard !

At 7:57am on June 20, 2012, Cisco said…

Happy birthday Richard! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm CDT. Hope to see you there!

At 7:15am on June 20, 2012, David said…

 Happy Birthday Richard ! 

At 8:11am on June 20, 2010, DAP1122 (Don) said…
Happy Birthday, Richard
At 8:56pm on June 19, 2010, Cathy said…

At 4:29pm on June 19, 2010, Hostess Risé said…
Happy Birthday Richard

enjoy your special DAY!!
At 11:20am on January 23, 2010, Hostess Risé said…
Hi Rich

Thank you for the compliment about this new site.
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Rise'
At 8:16pm on January 19, 2010, Cathy said…

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At 7:06pm on January 19, 2010, Hostess Risé said…
Hi Rich

Welcome to Transplant Friends
 
 
 

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