I am now seven months post transplant. I had was major rejection when I was about a month out. Since then I have had zero rejection. My heart biopsy's are scheduled for every two month now instead of every month. All in all I think I am doing pretty well. When I went into the hospital I was 230 lbs. When I came out of the hospital I was 192ght lbs. I am now 260lbs. It has been a real struggle with my weight. I still have hand tremors and good days and bad ones. I am so thankful to be alive.
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I am glad that you have not had any rejection since your first major one. May the first be the last. I am sorry that you are struggling with weight gain. It is a shame I could not help you as I need to gain weight. I hope that with time and a doctor approved diet and exercise regimen that you can obtain the weight that is the healthiest for you. I am post transplant by about 7 and a half years, and I still occasionally experience the hand tremors although for the most part they are much better than they were right after the transplant. It is only when I am stressed or anxious that I really may notice them. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. You are wished much good health and abundant blessings. Best of wishes.
Hey AF , Predizone is that evil lil weight gainer, so glad I am not on it , glad to hear that you have been Zero rejection for 6 months, hope it continues for a long long time ! Best of luck to you !
Yvonne is right. They SEEM to last forever, but in reality, I have none now and have not for quite some time. (I am almost 6 years out) Good luck. Hang in there!
Hi There! We haven't met yet as I am new to the site. I just want to encourage you to keep your chin up. I am 18 years out this month. I have never rejected, but I have many friends who went through that ordeal and everyone of them gained weight. The prednisone certainly is a factor in weight gain. Oh those hand tremors. If I remember correctly they seemed to last forever. It sounds like you are doing well - it takes about a year to really feel better. But, even after 18 years I have bad days and good days but I try to look at every day as a good day - of course that isn't always possible. I am touched by your remark "I am so thankful to be alive." These words simply sum it all up - it is wondrous isn't it - such a miracle. Just take it slow and let your body tell you what it's capable of.
Thank you for your post. I will hold tight to your words "I am so thankful to be alive."