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Happy Labor Day

Sitting here in Avalon, looking at the pouring rain
Summertime has come and gone and everybody’s home again
Closing down for the season, I found the last of the souvenirs
I can still taste the wedding cake and it’s sweet after all these years
These are the last words I have to say
That’s why this took so long to write
There will be other words some other day
But that’s the story of my life
~ Billy Joel, Famous Last Words
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Principles

“There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle.”

~ Alex de Tocqueville

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I just published my book, "Strength in a Heartbeat", Diary of a Heart Transplant.  When my daughter was listed for a heart transplant, I kept a journal .  I turned my journal into a book, to help other families living in a hospital, something to relate to.  To help them understand the transplant process through the eyes of the patient and family.

www.strengthinaheartbeat.com

I started a Facebook page, for families connect with each other also. 

Lynne Robitaille

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Liver Transplant and Abdominal Soreness/Pain

I was just wondering if anyone after having a liver transplant, experiences soreness and sometimes pain under the scar on your abdomen. It "catches" a lot of the time when I cough or sneeze. Also seems to be more sore in the morning when I get up or late in the afternoon before bedtime. Sometimes after eating my abdomen feels tight and stretched under and near the scar. Anybody else have these symptoms? Help!

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Prograf Side Effects Can I stop taking prograf

I had a Liver Transplant in June of 2016 I am (54) I want to stop taking Prograf the side effects are really bad ranging from diabetes to neuropathy in my feet, shaking etc. I changed to a whole food plant based diet lifestyle so I've stopped taking prograf and insulin. No meds at this time I feel great. My blood work will be taken again in 14 days just to make sure I am OK. I will adjust if I need to but prograf stinks.
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