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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Just happened onto it when searching for information online.

Are You Male or Female?


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

Allergic reaction to IV meds administered to help kidneys continue to function during heart by pass surgery. The reaction more or less killed the kidneys and liver. Went into surgery to bypass clogged arteries in heart...came out needing a kidney and liver.

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

Kidney and liver. During the 6 month waiting period to confirm I was completely healed from the heart surgery, all the testing was done to qualify for transplants. The waiting period ended in September, and I was transplanted in November. Meld score was really high, and the right blood type, size, etc...came along after 2 months on the "list."

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Prograff, myfortic, millipred, etc. Salads, chicken, turkey, chocolate, etc...

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

3 years 11/29/2011

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

This life changing experience has left me depressed, with questions that I feel only transplant patients can relate to.

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

Baylor Hospital Dallas, Texas

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

First & foremost, I feel BLESSED to be alive, & am so very thankful to the family of the donor, the team of physicians, nurses, & The Good Lord! Let's just say, my can do's can't keep up with my want to's like before. I've gained 70 lbs & am having problems mentally & physically dealing with that issue. I'm not motivated to do hardly anything like I was before. I often feel like no one understands what it's like not to be able to be as active (PE teacher) as I was before transplants. I could go on & on, but I'm typing from my iPhone!

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

I'm a 58 yr female, from Dallas Texas, been a PE teacher the past 25 years. This year, however, things changed within the administration at our school, & I've been stressed to the max all year, and have never felt more alone in my life. My donor was a 26 yr old male gunshot victim.

Share your interests and hobbies

At this moment, I have no interests or hobbies. I guess they went away with my skinny body!

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

Dallas, Texas USA

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  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, Pam. And try to join us in the chat room Saturdays and Sundays at 3 pm EST / 12pm PST. Take care. I'm sure r skinny body will come back all u have to do put out a call for it.  hug.jpg

  • Hi Pam

    welcome to Transplant Friends!  I am glad that you found us. We are not alone in all of this.

    Feel free to share your story on our forum- you will receive support here.  You can also contribute on our blog as well

    Take care!


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