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hand sanitizer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobbiejo Jul 15, 2013. 4 Replies

can someone please recommend a hand sanitizer. Currently Im using Purell and I think its extremely expensiveBraveHeartContinue

mosquitoe bite- concerned

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Jul 13, 2013. 5 Replies

Im 8 months post heart transplant. Today I went to the backyard for about 3 mins and got bitten by a mosquito. The area where I got bitten is red and very slightly swollen. I put on antibiotic paste…Continue

FLU

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susie Jul 24, 2013. 3 Replies

I got released from the hospital last tuesday, after few hours of coming home i started feeling scratchy throat. Next day I called PCP and she saw me right away. She found that I had inflammation in…Continue

Dislodged Bone around chest area.

Started this discussion. Last reply by braveheart Jun 11, 2013. 16 Replies

Weird Problem. I suddenly have a very painful bump that is 1/2 golf ball size bump, and there is also some fluid build, the fluid seem to be clear , i hope this is not an infection. Saw the surgeon…Continue

 

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David left a comment for braveheart
" Happy Birthday BH ! "
Nov 2, 2013
braveheart replied to Angela's discussion 'Medication Assistance'
"Christine, Just call them up or go to their website. I dont know what are the income requirements. But they are excellent, they have always helped me out. When u do call them and if they say no, thn ask them to reconsider your case and also if they…"
Aug 18, 2013
braveheart replied to Angela's discussion 'Medication Assistance'
"I was put in contact with Health Wealth Foundation by my social worker i pay nothing for prograf, celcept or predizone. They also paid for my valcyt when i was not it for 3 monthd, folks who have used valcycte knows how expensive it is. Retail cost…"
Aug 15, 2013
braveheart replied to Angela's discussion 'Medication Assistance'
"Angela, I applied for medicine assistance for my anti rejection drugs and they approved it. They are very understanding and caring The foundation is called HealthWealth Foundation and their phone number is 800-675-8416. If he quialifies then they…"
Aug 15, 2013
Susie replied to braveheart's discussion 'FLU'
"One of the most difficult factors to adjust to post-transplant for both the recipient and their family is that LIFE IS TO BE LIVED (hopefully in joy and peace no matter what the circumstances).  Each 24 hours we are given is not a platform for…"
Jul 24, 2013
Bobbiejo replied to braveheart's discussion 'hand sanitizer'
"I often get mine at a store where everything is a dollar. I just try to look at the ingredients and see what the main one is. I too think it is a good idea to wash with soap and water at home, but the hand sanitizer can be good for moments when this…"
Jul 15, 2013
Cora replied to braveheart's discussion 'hand sanitizer'
"I use my local grocery store's own brand. It comes in yummy smelling flavors (I especially like the strawberry). I find it less drying than purell, but I haven't gotten sick, so it seems to work well."
Jul 14, 2013
braveheart replied to Hostess Risé's discussion 'Cellcept'
"try HealthWealth Foundation--- search on google for their phone#. They pay for my Cellcept and prograf. They were also paying for for my valcyte when i was on it for 3 months"
Jul 14, 2013
Hostess Risé replied to braveheart's discussion 'hand sanitizer'
"I try and use soap and water when I can. I have never used Purell for long as it is very drying to the skin."
Jul 13, 2013
braveheart posted a discussion

hand sanitizer

can someone please recommend a hand sanitizer. Currently Im using Purell and I think its extremely expensiveBraveHeartSee More
Jul 13, 2013
braveheart replied to braveheart's discussion 'mosquitoe bite- concerned'
"because of transplant patient's suppressed immune system. im concerned whether mosquito bite can cause infection"
Jul 13, 2013
Jane replied to braveheart's discussion 'mosquitoe bite- concerned'
"We live in MN and there are millions of skeeters here. I can't get away from them. What's a transplant pt to do?"
Jul 13, 2013
braveheart replied to braveheart's discussion 'mosquitoe bite- concerned'
"Thanks Rise. It is not itchy. I will continue to put on more creame when it dries up. While searching, I found that mosquitoe bites are normally treated with predizone or bactrim. Im also on  4 mg of predisone and i also get monthly pentamidine…"
Jul 12, 2013
Hostess Risé replied to braveheart's discussion 'mosquitoe bite- concerned'
"Hi BH I would definitely visit your local dermatologist and show it to him/her. You did the right thing by putting an antibiotic creame on it. Do you have anti itch creme too? Can you cover it up at night so you do not scratch it? That is how it can…"
Jul 12, 2013
braveheart posted a discussion

mosquitoe bite- concerned

Im 8 months post heart transplant. Today I went to the backyard for about 3 mins and got bitten by a mosquito. The area where I got bitten is red and very slightly swollen. I put on antibiotic paste over the area. Im m worried that i may get infection (praying that I dont) is there anything that i can do to make sure I don't get infection.BraveHeartSee More
Jul 12, 2013
braveheart replied to frank's discussion 'heart rate'
"Frank, they told me the same thing regarding beta blockers"
Jun 30, 2013

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At 5:20am on November 2, 2013, David said…

 Happy Birthday BH ! 

At 9:02am on November 2, 2012, Cisco said…

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

At 8:34am on November 2, 2012, David said…

 Happy Birthday BH ! 

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Happy Happy Birthday!  Enjoy your day.
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