About Me

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

No


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

google


Are You Male or Female?

Female


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

I was diagnosed with an unknown viral hepatitis that caused my liver to fail and had to have a transplant on 12/24/1996.


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

I received a partial liver transplant 12/24/1996.


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Prograf and Cellcept


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

16


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I would like a place to discuss transplant related issues and frustrations.


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

Children's Medical Center of Dallas


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

I have only known a life with my transplant. I was a small child when I received my liver and I grew up as a transplantee. I have never been "normal" and have had to deal with certain problems only transplant patients could understand through every stage of life.


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  • Happy Birthday Kayla !

  • Sorry your experience with Dr. Levy wasn't ideal. I have been taking 5mg of prednisone since transplant. I am also on 3 mg twice a day of prograf. I take ursidoll too. I think it is 900mg. I also have a colon condition, so I take asacol. Sorry it has taken months for me to respond. I am going to try and make myself get on here more often.

  • Happy birthday Kayla! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm CDT. Hope to see you there!

  •  Happy Birthday Kayla ! 

  • Hi Kayla. My name is Yvette Mason. Congrates on your up coming marriage!!! I was transplanted with a full liver transplant 9 years ago at Baylor All Saints there in Fort Worth. I am married and had a son 5 months before transplant and my second son will be 3 February 20th. Yes.....you read right....I HAD A HEALTHY BABY BOY POST FULL LIVER TRANSPLANT!!! GOD HAS BEEN GRACIOUS!!! I am currently on 3mg of prograf and 5mg of prednisolone. My wonderful transplant doctor was Dr. Marlon Levy. I don't know who your doctors are, but I loved and wished that I was still in the Dallas area so that I could still see my doctors at Baylor All Saints. I am open to sharing more of my story, but I will share this also, I was told by my doctors that out of all organs, LIVERS seem to do the best during pregnancy. And I had absolutely, NO complications during or after. As I always say, every bodies case is different, but I am a firm believer that God is FAITHFUL and can provide!! God Bless!!

  • Hi Kayla

    Welcome!

    What a pretty young lady you are!  Thank you for sharing your photos!

  • He Kayla, Welcome to Transplant Friends.
    We are glad you found us. This site and our sister site transplantbuddie.org is a great place to meet others who are on a similar path. I am very happy to hear that you have your transplant after 15 years. Happy New Year and we look forward to you joining the groups and your posts. Wishing you the best.

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