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Surgery during covid-19

Transplants | Last Active: Nov 14, 2020 | Replies (25)

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@rosemarya

@guidant07, My transplant surgery was in April 2009. It was called a simultaneous surgery: 1 donor, 1 surgery, 2 organs. Both organs began to work immediately after surgery, and they still are. Taking care of myself is a top priority and every day is a day to give thanks. I was taking prednisone for several years until the research showed that I could stop taking it. I do, however continue with my other 2 other anti-rejection medications.
After my transplant, I wanted to regain my strength and endurance so husband and I could do some hiking. How about you? What do you want to do when you are recovered and walking again?

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That is amazing! A couple of years ago I asked my team about dropping prednisone but since I am on a really low (5mg/day) for the last forty years they asked " is the risk worth it to you?" Have no physical side affects and I am aware of long term affects but decided to leave things as is! I really don't get sick that often. 40 years out I still watch what I eat and keep active. It seems to have worked. My kidney is now 91 years old from my dad who passed in 2007. Miss him but blessed that a part of him is still a live in me. After knee recovery Jackie & I hope yo go camping with the grandchildren and I would like to get back to shepherding with our German shepherd