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Just wanting to say Hi. New here. Seven months liver - kidney transplant. Medically doing very well, physically coming along rather slowly. Wishing good luck and good health to all.

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  • Congratulations on your transplant - Stay healthy and enjoy life friend.

    JC

    • Thank you, and the same to you.

  • Congrats and blessings to you and your fabulous donor!  I received a kidney in June 2017, so almost 3 years.  I really do feel normal, and so happy to be done with dialysis!  I have never taken better care of myself and "Mr. Kidney".  Finally my meds are settled, and I am taking 2 mg Tacrolimus/Prograf twice a day,  180 mg myfortic twice a day, and 5 mg predisone once a day.  My creatine hovers between 1.3 and 1.4.  I would like it to be lower, but I have no function in my native kidney (only one).  Happy to have it stay that low!  Best to you with your new organs...

    • Thank you. I only had dialysis twice. Couldn't imagine going through that continuously. My liver was the big problem and it took its toll on my kidneys just a few weeks before transplant. Take Prograf 1.5 mg morning, 2 mg night. Also Cellcept 500 mg twice daily. Thats been fairly steady the past few months. Yes, definitely take care of myself better except tend to overeat. I'm working on that. Anyway, take care of "Mr. Kidney" and wishing you continued success.

       

       

  • Welcome and Congratulations!

  • I second everything @Bobbiejo just mentioned.

    Welcome and congrats!

    I didn't hit my stride until about the 2 year mark either. Give your body time to heal. It's been through a lot. I'm 17 years post kidney and 12 years post pancreas.Enjoy your new life!

    • Thanks. Although I see slight improvement from time to time, it seems you and boobiejo are right. It's going to be a while. 17 years, thats pretty good. Hope it keeps going well for you.

  • Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your liver-kidney transplant! I am glad you found us, and I hope you are made to feel welcome here as I have been. I had a multivisceral transplant which involved a liver as well in 2005. I remember my first year or two afterward being the most difficult as I adjusted to the medications and recovered from the surgery which also involved a long hospital stay for me due to an early complication. I hope your situation will get easier for you as time goes by as it did for me. I do not think my body fully healed until at least two years afterward because certain problems did not improve until around that period. Just know that you can always find a shoulder to lean on here if you have need, and that there will be many here hoping for the best for you.

    Warm regards,
    Bobbiejo 

    • Thanks for the reply. The first two months were very tough as I had a few problems. But now I'm surprised at how well I feel. The doctors have said it would be a year or better before I fully healed. I didn't really believe them. It looks like they are right. It seems you're doing well. Very good. Thanks again and wishing you good luck and continued success.

      • Yeah, hang in there.  The first year  to 1 1/2 years there's a lot of adjustments with medications so it takes time for your body to settle in.  But once it does, the body just goes with the flow.....   :-)

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