"I don't think that Medicare can vary between states. If you really meant Medicaid, then that is a different story. I believe that Medicare will cover the 1st 3 years of meds for a kidney transplant. I think that you and the…"
"FYI, the U of Mich Heart Transplant Center wouldn't even list a patient until they stopped smoking and agreed not to start again post transplant. I'm surprised that the Kidney Transplant folks didn't make the same request of…"
"Judy, from my perspective I don't see too many things wrong with juicing as long as it is incorporated into a regular diet. Yes there are some fruits and veggies that should be omitted from the diet and this would also include in the form…"
"In my experience, my cardiologist is an expert in all matters of the heart. He is very knowledgeable about things that affect the heart and how the heart affects other organs. However, I believe that he differs to Dietitians and…"
"For most heart transplants they suggest low salt & low fat foods. Many heart transplants are susceptible to coronary artery disease, that is why they usually prescribe a statin along with the immuno-suppressants. Reduced salt helps…"
"The only remedy that I am aware of is the installation of a mesh over the herniated area. I don't believe there is any "natural" method to close the gap where the hernia occurs. Of course I'm not an expert on the…"
"The only thing that I can add to this subject is that hernia's are common in any abdominal surgery. They can usually be repaired with additional surgery. Discuss this with your transplant team and see what they advise. Good…"
"Kayla, congrats on the double transplant! I think I know how you feel. It is so very hard to put all of your thoughts and emotions into the note. I read what Mark suggested and I think he was very eloquent in describing the key…"
"Don't quote me, but I'm in the same boat. I went on SSDI about 4 months after my LVAD implant. At that time (I was 56), they told me that I would be reviewed when I hit my 5 year anniversary. I am about to hit 7 years and I have…"
"Here is some info that I found regarding organ transplants and SSDI. I didn't see any 3 yr reference, but lots of age references.
Organ Transplants and Social Security Disability Insurance
Here is an explanation of Social…"
Walter, obviously, there are some medications that are similar such as prograf and prednisone, but after that it is a different story. As we also know, prednisone is not a drug that is taken by all transplant patients. I don't know about everyone, but I am curious about the drugs which are NOT common to each transplant and why they are taken. I would like to know about other types of transplants. It might help us to better understand what other patients are going through. I know that there are some folks who have good days and bad days and others who have mostly good or mostly bad days. It amy be that they have to take more of a medication on one day or the next. We do know that once a person has a transplant, it does take a medication as well as a patient adjustment period.