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“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

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Hair Thinning

Hi Everyone,

Im taking Prograf 4.5 mg, Myfortic720 mg, Predisone 5 mg, kidney transplant 2 months ago live donor match my husband, is anyone experiencing hair thinning.. please share and does your hair get back to normal



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“Every thought leads back to the crossroads of love and patience.” 150w, 300w" alt="Crossroads" width="640" height="380" data-attachment-id="19257" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="640,380" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Crossroads" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />

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“Silence isn’t empty. It is full of answers.” 150w, 300w" alt="Silence" data-attachment-id="19254" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="525,518" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Silence" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />

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Life Unfolding

“Let my life unfold before me, not in a way that I expect it to – but, in a way it was destined to.” 150w, 300w" alt="Life Unfolding" data-attachment-id="19251" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="430,430" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Life Unfolding" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />

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A True Friend

“A true friend is someone that can see the truth and pain in you even when you are fooling everyone else.” 150w, 300w" alt="8210268717_827583cab6_z" data-attachment-id="19248" data-permalink="" data-orig-file="" data-orig-size="612,612" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="8210268717_827583cab6_z" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="" data-large-file="" />

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“Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.”

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“Never underestimate the pain of a person, because in all honesty, everyone is struggling. Some people are better than hiding it than others.”

~ Will Smith


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Needle And The Damage Done

Very appropriate for our current times ….. wish there was a cure, an answered prayer.

I have no ideas how to help – changed laws, more education, more/better rehab centers?

All of those effected by this epidemic are in my daily prayers. 


I caught you knockin’
at my cellar door
I love you, baby,
can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

I hit the city and
I lost my band
I watched the needle
take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.

~ Neil Young, Needle And Damage Done


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Wealth and Power

”Give fools their gold, and knaves their power; let fortune’s bubbles rise and fall; who sows a field, or trains a flower, or plants a tree, is more than all.”

~ John Greenleaf Whittier

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4 months post kidney tx

So I was taken off the Lasix like 4 days ago and I have not been urinating much. today I had around 2300 ML of water and other fluids. I made 557 ml of urine all day. My Dr. was concern I might have been dehydrated previously because I have been on Lasix since post transplant. My labs were ok though. My creatinine was at 2.4 last week and it went down to 2.0 But I did not make urine like at all yesterday. My hemoglobin dropped to 7.0 from 9.8 and my Bicarb is low. I was recently put on Bicitra 25 ml mixed with water four times a day today my Dr increased it to 30 ml’s per day. Ever since I started taking this bicitra I noticed weight gain in my body and face! I was thinking it might be because I am drinking more than what I am losing. But I think I might be having a side effect of this new medication but I’m not sure, because I was on this post transplant while in recovery. I don’t know what I should do if to drink more water to see if I start going more to the bathroom but I am already swollen all this water in me and I don’t go , I took a lasix this morning and nothing yet.Has anyone ever needed bicitra? Does the side effects go away?
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