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

genetic, congestive heart failure which then resulted in kidney failure

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

My husband received both heart and kidney from the same donor June 2 & 3, 2011

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

tacrolilmus, valganciclovir, prednisone, mycophenolate,lisinopril, hydralazine, pravastatin & lots of supplements

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

5 months

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

Looking to connect with other transplant recipients

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

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Yes - saved his life. I have my husband back and the children have their father back.

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  • Hi Lisa,

    Thank you so very much for sharing your families story with me.

    My father had open heart surgery; the first of it's kind, at OSHU  48 years ago. Were it not for that surgery and that facility I wouldn't even be here! Miracle Hill indeed!

    I was told it could be 2 days or 18 months before transplant. With a wink and a nod my coordinator said to pack my bags, it wouldn't be long.

    I pushed so hard to get the insurance in line, all authorizations in place, and of course the numerous tests all done and passed; then BOOM Im on the list and it's all ready but me. Im floundering a bit. Trying to keep life fun and normal and not just about waiting. 

    Your message was a breath of fresh air. Thank you!

    Ill be living in Banks, Oregon with one of my brothers after surgery...for three months.Thats hard to wrap my head around. My boyfriend lives in Redding, so that poses a distance problem. 

    It was nice to hear of your husbands success, your optimistic outlook, and generous offer of support.  In truth Id like to know the perspective of the significant other. Mine seems detatched and that leaves just me.

    Have a terrific day, and thanks again


  •  Happy Birthday Lisa ! 

  • Happy Birthday Lisa. Have a great day. Congrats on one year post tx for your husband.

    Mr. T

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

  •  Happy Birthday Lisa ! 

  • Hi Lisa


    Welcome and thank you for joining us here. You can always send me a message with any questions you might have.  Look up at My Place *top header* to learn about your settings on your My Place page.  Thank you, Rise'

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