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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?


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


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

1 year

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

Talking to other people who have been through the same experience has I have.

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

Integres Babtist Hospital Oklahoma City, OK

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

Yes it has, I have been given another chance to watch my grand kids grow into young adults and to watch my first grandson be born.

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  • Happy Birthday Mel !

  • Happy birthday Mel! 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 Mel !

  • Hi Mel

    I am 4yrs out from heart transplant.  I take 250mg Cellcept twice a day and 3 mg of prograf twice a day. The dose of predinsone appears to be relatively low --- I started at 60 mg/day post transplant and was total weaned off at the one year mark.  Wish the the best. Take care ................... John.

  • Hi Mel,

    They go through the neck except when they do a right and left cath.  They have to go through the groin for that one.  Biopsys aren't to bad.  I am alternating my biopsys with AlloMap.  I was taken off prednisone this month so next month I will have another biopsy to make sure I'm still good.  My fourth grandchild was born February 2010.  I never thought I would live long enough to see her first birthday.  We did and I'm still going strong.  Congratulations on the grandson.

  • Hi Mel,

    Welcome to Transplant Friends!  Lots of good stuff here.  I had my heart transplant July 4, 2010 at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  Every thing is going great.  I return in October for my 1year 3month check up.  I hope you are doing well and good health.

  • Hello Mel


    Welcome to Transplant Friends:) Glad to have you join us here.  We have a heart transplant group and you can find folks to talk to by clicking on Find Friends (top of websites).  You can type in the search box under find friends heart and you will see a bunch of folks who appear. You can send them messages.


    You can write to me with any questions,

    be well


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