Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com
Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Just stumbled on it looking for what I just found in TransplantFriends.
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
Polycyctic kidney and liver
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
Kidney from my wife 11 years ago it was the right thing to due but I have had a lot of rough time, so far 11 blood infections and still don't know were it comes from
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
Prograff, cellcept, prednisone I have trouble eating food don't know why so Ensure has been my main food for 3 years also can't stay warm sometimes I sleep with my clothes on can't figure this one out.
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
11 Great years much better than the alternative.
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
Because I don't get any feedback from wher I live.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
went to OHSU in Portland
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
Gave me freedom, but things have changed, Depression problems not good, I have tried meds but have not found one that works, had a mental break down with one of them, I'm still hopeful I will get some control
Share whatever information you want us to know about you
I m still struggling with everything, I'm lucky as i have great support at home, i have trouble with doctors that will take the time for me. I have sleeping problems,eating disorder, Deep depression, I get cold all the time, i have trouble with the Sun I go to the Dermo a lot, have a lot of drug conflicts Doctors haven't found anything that would help these major problems so I turned to medical canabus which gives me relief for a period of time, some Doctors I have talked to don't like there patients using canabus it can conflict with meds but they don't have anything to help my problems like canabus can sometimes I find a doctor that wants to help but my ins won't allow Canabus, they seem like they aren't taking my problems serious unless I stay on pharmaceuticals but I due understand the possibility of conflicts.
Share your interests and hobbies
I like fishing and working around the house
What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country
Salem Oregon USA
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