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Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

IDDM for 50+ years.

Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

1996 - Renal 2007 - Pancreas

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Prograf, Prednisone, Imuran, and other hypertension, cholesterol and prescription vitamin D meds.

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

Renal - 21 Pancreas - 10

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I would like to connect with others who have had organ transplants.

Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, WA

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

I was able to continue working for decades after my renal transplant (1996), and for 10 years (2007) after my pancreas transplant.

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Well educated, well read, well traveled, with lots of friends. I am a happy, productive person.

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Reading, traveling, art, writing, wildlife and nature lover.

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  • Someone asked me a question about Prograf side effects and I don't know how to respond to her directly, so here it is:

    Q:  How long did it take me to notice the tremor after I started taking Prograf?


    Hi Janice!
    I noticed the termors within a few months, but they really became an issue after an incompetent elderly doctor (sorry) kept telling me he wanted me to be on "more" Prograf and kept increasing my dose.  I actually became toxic on Prograf to the extent that it damaged my kidney and I ended up in the hospital for over two weeks.  I still take Prograf, 3 mg in the morning, and 4 at bedtime with only a slight tremor.  It gets worse if I am stressed or tired.  
    All in all, I am a happy camper!  Best wishes to you and yours!  Shelly
  • Hello Mrs. Bawuah Abiola,

    I  hope you find the support you need, but I don't feel comfortable e-mailing people directly.   Best wishes, Shelly

  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, Shelly.

    only in WA right.

  • Hey Shelly , Welcome to Friends !

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