About Me

Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com

No


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

I was looking up articles on pets and transplants


Are You Male or Female?

Female


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

Dx with kidney failure 40 years ago due to only having one kidney and the other injured during pregnancy. I lasted 40 years and had tranplant 3 weeks ago.


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

Kidney


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

On magnesium oxide just got off 8phosphate


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

I had my transplant 7/5/18. My daughter was the donor.


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

A first about pets but now everything i am pretty confused.


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

Loma linda redlands California


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

My whole life has revolved around this illness, diet, appetite, strength. I thought once i had the transplant i would just be a normal not sick person. I still have stage 3 kidney failure, have to watch what i eat, where i go, can't get flu shot so have to wear mask. So many adjustments. And all tbe insurance confusion. Im trying to stock pile my meds.


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Im 62 was a mental health nurse, retired because i kept getting sick and losing kidney function. Did not have dialysis my daughter stepped in and tested for kidney.


Share your interests and hobbies

I am so depressed and confused thought i would be out running marathons.


What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

California


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  • Mark thank you so much.

  • Press forum at the top of the page then press how to use forum as far as your question my transplant center handled all of my Medicare issues

  • I have a question but i don't know how to post it. I received a letter from medicare that i was elgible since 7/5/2018 and will owe a 134 per month. I was told in sept and oct i was not elgible someone¬† had wrote at ssi that my transplant was over 3 years ago. The hospital told me go in person so i did. That is when i was told why they were denying me. I told them they were wrong and immediately they said i qualified, that was a month ago and they are still expecting me to pay part b but they have done nothing for me i don't even have a card. I thought of appealing the 4 months of part b but afraid i may be opening a bigger can of worms. Don't thing it is fair that i was paying for cobra 600 a month and now part b wants another 134 for those same months. Any insight anyone.

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