LIver TX 4-years ago. Was on Prograf, Myfortic, and Pred until last January when Pred was stopped. Now at the 4-year mark, the Docs are taking me off of Prograf and starting Everolimus.
The program is:
1. Do a protein in the urine test.
2. If all goes well, start Everolimus and then stop Prograf after 4-days later.
3. I will be VERY immune suppressed for 2-weeks.
4. Then a number of follow-up blood labs to be sure the transition has no issues.
My liver is "pristine" according to the Docs (all normal test results). Kidneys are likewise, but elevated on the uppper end of normal for creatine. Docs expressed concern for long term kindey health since I'm young (58 years old!). The side effects of Everolimus are out there to be read, but are all "possible" side effects.
What should I expect?