About Me

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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?


Are You Male or Female?


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

Congestive Heart Failure caused by Familial Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy.

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


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Drugs: Tacrolimus, Prednisone, Cell Cept, Aspirin, Fosomax, Acyclovir, Pravastatin, Imitrex, Bactrim DS, Nystatin, Vitamins: C, E, Magnesium Oxide, Calcium & Vitamin D3. Favorite foods: fruits/vegtables, anything Special K.

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

Only two months.

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I love hearing other stories and talking to people who understand.

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

University of Michigan

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Looking back, I have improved SO much. Not only can I sit up by myself but I can walk and talk at the same time, I can shower without passing out, I can sleep with just one pillow or even laying flat. I never could have done that before. I’ve been cleared by my surgeon to drive and return to college classes (online due to the immunosuppresion) and it won’t be long before I will be able to work again. No more living life from the sidelines. I can finally live each day without the worry of feeling my defibrillator fire. I have so much to look forward to and this is only the beginning. I have a brand new life ahead of me and I’m so incredibly thankful for this opportunity. Everything I have been through has made me not only a stronger person but a better person. I have learned to appreciate the little things and I personally believe that’s one of the most important lessons in life.

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  • Hello Ashley, welcome to tx friends, glad you joined. Have a great day, enjoy life. We love U of M.

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  •  Greetings Ashley, welcome aboard !  so glad you have found us ! 

  • Ashley,

    Hello and welcome to TransplantFriends. Congrats on your recent transplant! You have come to the right place. Always listen to your transplant team, but there is a large group of people to lean on to get you through some of life's bumps. I am also a heart recipient and I'd recommend joining some of the groups that would interest you. Look around, but here is one for starters - http://www.transplantfriends.com/group/hearttransplantrecipients

    Also, look around in the forums, there are lots of topics always being discussed.

    We are happy you are here and please visit us often.

    ~ Don

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