"I also had a couple of Allomap tests after abut 2 years post tx. After reviewing the results, my cardiologist decided not to use the test anymore. The biopsies and the Allomap test both showed no rejection so he figured that further…"
"As someone who was born on Halloween (63 years ago) I share your enthusiasm. If you want to dress up and share some of the fun with your younger cousin, then do so. Personally, I hand out the treats at our house and enjoy seeing all the…"
"Just because something is legal doesn't mean that it is good for transplant patients (pre or post). I believe that grapefruit juice is legal in all 50 states and most other countries, yet we are all warned not to consume it because of the…"
"Steve, congrats on the new heart! I hope that you will reconsider attending support group meetings. You can learn a lot from other transplants who have already traveled down the path you are on. You may also be able to help others…"
"From my experience, each of us heals differently. Some folks don't scar very badly, others end up with very pronounced scars. Since I am almost 7 years out, I can't remember what my scar was like at the same stage that you are…"
"I've noticed a similar thing the past couple of nights as I lay down in bed. Not sure what the cause is, but it doesn't last for more than a minute. I'm almost 7 years post TX. I'm thinking that it might have…"
"From my perspective there are a lot of things that need to be adjusted in order to be approved for a transplant of any type.
In my case (heart) my doctor told me that I needed to lose a certain amount of weight prior to being listed. I…"
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.