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

No


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

I heard about it last year on transplant buddies .


Are You Male or Female?

Female


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

From 1985 to 1988 I had been seeing a kidney doctor . In November of 1988 I got a call from the doctor. He said to me he had gotten my blood work back. The doctor said I needed to make diction. He wanted me to got to his office .I went with my Mother. The doctor told me my kidney had failed .I would have to make a diction either dialyses or kidney transplant.


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

Kidney I had to have to kidney transplant. The first in 1989 and the second in 1998.


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Prednison, Neoral , Imuran, colonazepam, Liptor, Omeprazole, Venlafaxin 75mg and 150mg, Vitman c, Vitman D. calcium, Multi Vitman, I have many favorite foods Shrimp, French onion soup, Chocolate covered. and anything sweet.


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

The first Kidney transplant lasted 10 years . the second 17 years.


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

To communicate with people that have been through the similar kind of thing I. have.


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

Yale New Haven Hospital In New Haven Ct.


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

The first transplant I was so sick . The transplant made me feel better and I was able to do things I could do when I was sick. I had more energy. There were days I felt like I could just keep going on and on non stop.


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Not only did I have The two kidney transplants. I have had a lot of other surgeries . I had my left hip replaced in 1997. surgery on my neck and left shoulder . There have so many things I have been through . Side effects, arthritis problems with my feet. Also chronic itching. nothing works or helps and my Doctor haven't been much help. I don't sleep at night any more or get very little sleep because of the itching. The itching is Rouen my life.


Share your interests and hobbies

I like to cook but I don't do it as much as I use to. I really have to be in the mood to do it. I us to make up my own recipes. I have made up a lot. I don't do that any more. I enjoy going to visit my Brother's family and spending time with my 7 year old niece . she is lots of fun to be around and be with.


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

The USA in New England the town I live in is called Branford it is in Ct.


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  • Hi my name is Julie  I have chronic itching that I have had for years. I have done everything my doctor has told me to do and use and nothing works. In July I had and still have problem with my scalp . I have several bumps on the right side of my scalp just above my right ear.  also my ears are sore and red from scorching . My eye brows are a mess and I don't have  much of my eye brows anymore . I don't get any sleep anymore or very little. I'm up  all night and spend about 2 hours in the bathroom just scratching  and then I go back to bed and try to sleep but I 'm unable to. I can't take this itching anymore . Does anyone have any ideas or suggest? That I could try I 'm so desperate to find a answer to this problem. It has been driving me crazy for to many years . I want to be able to get a good nights sleep and have wanted that for so menu years, Also one other thing I tried to put a picture on my profile and for some risen I have been having trouble doing it. I don't know what I could be doing wrong. If anyone has an answer to either one of my questions please let me know.

  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends Julie.

  • Hello Julie,

    Welcome to Transplant Friends!  I hope you are well.

  • Hello Julie

    Welcome Back! Thank you for joining us.

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