Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com
Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
I heard about it last year on transplant buddies .
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
From 1985 to 1988 I had been seeing a kidney doctor . In November of 1988 I got a call from the doctor. He said to me he had gotten my blood work back. The doctor said I needed to make diction. He wanted me to got to his office .I went with my Mother. The doctor told me my kidney had failed .I would have to make a diction either dialyses or kidney transplant.
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
Kidney I had to have to kidney transplant. The first in 1989 and the second in 1998.
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
Prednison, Neoral , Imuran, colonazepam, Liptor, Omeprazole, Venlafaxin 75mg and 150mg, Vitman c, Vitman D. calcium, Multi Vitman, I have many favorite foods Shrimp, French onion soup, Chocolate covered. and anything sweet.
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
The first Kidney transplant lasted 10 years . the second 17 years.
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
To communicate with people that have been through the similar kind of thing I. have.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
Yale New Haven Hospital In New Haven Ct.
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
The first transplant I was so sick . The transplant made me feel better and I was able to do things I could do when I was sick. I had more energy. There were days I felt like I could just keep going on and on non stop.
Share whatever information you want us to know about you
Not only did I have The two kidney transplants. I have had a lot of other surgeries . I had my left hip replaced in 1997. surgery on my neck and left shoulder . There have so many things I have been through . Side effects, arthritis problems with my feet. Also chronic itching. nothing works or helps and my Doctor haven't been much help. I don't sleep at night any more or get very little sleep because of the itching. The itching is Rouen my life.
Share your interests and hobbies
I like to cook but I don't do it as much as I use to. I really have to be in the mood to do it. I us to make up my own recipes. I have made up a lot. I don't do that any more. I enjoy going to visit my Brother's family and spending time with my 7 year old niece . she is lots of fun to be around and be with.
What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country
The USA in New England the town I live in is called Branford it is in Ct.
Caregivers Rock!32 Members
Transplant Centers Connect270 Members
In Memory Of Our Organ Donors98 Members
Altruistic Angels21 Members
Living Donors Unite26 Members
HCV Liver Transplant100 Members
Heart Transplant187 Members
Heart and Liver Transplant19 Members
Liver Transplants339 Members
Transplant No-No's413 Members
Kidney Transplants518 Members
Lung(s) Transplants188 Lung Transplant Members