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  •  I have a question on apple cidar vinegar pills. Are they safe to take. I'm a transplant patient of a little over 20 years and now I'm dealing with water weight and blotting and having a hard time receiving my meds. I need help bad.

    • Beware that vinegar may alter potassium and insulin levels, warns Harvard Health. ACV capsules may have similar effects, depending on their concentration. Get your doctor's approval before using these products.

      Your Diet and exercises matter the most than any pill 

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    Jackson Transplant Institute in Miami Florida and Dr.Roth.A Great Team,A Great Place,oh Yes & Great Climate.Thank you again for giving me a 3rd life after Chuck E Cheese and Adenovirus Nightmare on Oct 7th of 2018.

  • hi warren ,  i also had my liver/kidney transplants and ny presbyterian weill cornell ..  very grateful, i had it done on 2/17/18 .  this is a great hospital number 1 in nyc.  i also was on transplant list at 2 other hospitals , one was mayo clinic in florida.  cornell came throught for me  its a great place love the staff , nurses, doctors, transplant teams they are th best   carol

  • New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical. Jan 13 2018, I wish I would have tried here first, wasted almost 2 years at other transplant centers.  After first visit with transplant team I knew this was going to be the place I would be transplanted (kidney) . My wife was  my donor, we were treated like family and the post operative care made us feel like we were the only patients they had to take care of.  HIGHLY recomended !!!!

  • Hi, my name is Dean Gorder from Chicago, I had my Liver Tranplant July 23 2016 , .I want to THANK Northwestern Culver Team for giving me a 2nd chance.

  • Hi, Im Dan # 495 lung transplant at St. Josephs Phoenix, going back begining of Oct. for clinic and visit. Its been about one year, 10 1/2 monthes since xplant. Breathing is awsome! Thank you to the donor family's and the staff at St. Joes! My best to you all.

  • Hi I'm sue. I've just had skin cancer. Due to anti rejections I've had 2 liver .

  • My name is Robert, and this is my first post. I've never done this before, so bear with me. I am a 68 year old, single and live in Tampa, FL with a family member.  I mid 2013 I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). At that time my symptoms were hardly noticeable except when doing strenuous activities, and I didn't even realize the seriousness of my condition.  Gradually, I became unable to do more and more activities, and about a year ago I began taking Ofev, which is a drug which can slow down the progression of IPF, but not cure or reverse it.

    About 6 months ago, I was referred by my Pulmonologist to the Lung Transplant Team at Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Being accepted as a transplant candidate is easier said than done. Before they accept me, they need to be sure that I am healthy (other than having IPF). A month ago, I had to have 2 arterial blockages repaired with stents, and next month I must have  a colonoscopy.  I also have had lots of blood work done (I assume) to check for any other possible problems.

    In addition, before TGH will even consider me as a candidate, I need to have my post transplant support team lined up. This seems to be a major obstacle for me since the following requirements must be met:

    1. I will require round the clock (24 hr.) care 7 days per week for a period of at least 3 months, therefore having 2 to 3 caregivers is advisable;
    2. The care givers must be able to drive me to my doctors appointments at the TGH Clinic about 2 times per week and also get me there in an emergency;
    3. They must be willing and able to administer 8 to 12 new medications to me up to 4 times per day;
    4. Professional in home care is not acceptable to TGH since they prefer family or friends who would have an emotional tie to me and consider care giving as "not just a job":
    5. Being in a skilled nursing facility for the 3 months is also unacceptable since the nurses will have other patients, and these facilities are considered to be breeding grounds for germs and bacteria, which could be fatal to a transplant recipient.

    This leads me to ask the following questions:

    1. What suggestions do any of you have for helping me to round up an acceptable support group? 
    2. If I'm accepted as a candidate, how long are the waiting lists (time wise)?
    3. If I was to receive a transplant, what should I expect during recovery?
    4. Assuming I made it through recovery, how long could I reasonably expect to live (barring unforeseen problems) and what would the quality of my life be (restrictions, medications, etc.)   

    Answers to any of these questions would be appreciated.



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