"If there is a question whether a new medication will mix with your current medication routine or not, call and ask! Get the go ahead from your doctor or transplant center first before starting anything new that they have not prescribed. My…"
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I was invited.
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Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
I dealt with heart issues for almost 24 years years prior to my tx. The electrical part of the old heart was not good. I went through transplant evaluation in 2005 & was told I was too healthy. Three years, two ICD's (which is like a pacemaker with a defibrillator built in)& using oxygen to help me breath, I went into heart failure again & found out how much worse I could feel. The diagnosis then was idiopathic cardiomyopathy. The old heart had had enough by then and was failing rapidly. Once put on the tx list, I only waited 4 & 1/2 days for my new heart. That is how critical I was. I am very thankful every day to be here & feeling good.
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
It sounds like a good place to share stories, information and support with others who have had similar experiences. Every one has a story to share.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
I can live again! Before I was in survival mode only. I have even discovered a new hobby of creating art landscapes out of fabric! I am probably in better physical shape now than I have been in years as well.
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