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@donnasuecarer Hi Donna, Welcome to Mayo Connect! You have posted your message in a perfect place for other caregivers to see.
I am a transplant recipient, and my husband was my transplant caregiver. You are doing an incredible act of kindness to step up to make a transplant possible for this young woman. I want to personally say, "Thank you."

Do you live near the Mayo in Arizona? Will you and your mother be sharing this duty? How can I assist you? What questions do you have to begin this conversation?

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Thanks for responding.
We live about 3 hrs away from the hospital that will do the transplant. We live about 45 minutes from Ashley. She is the woman getting the transplant. On the 28th we go down to mayo for our first meeting with dr, nurses and social worker Ashley has been working with them for over a year.
I will mainly be at medical appointments and there for moral support for Ashley. My mom will be staying at the motel with Ashley and doing the hard work. I can't as I am disabled and suffer from a list of issues and have a husband with ftd my daughter who is 26 helps us a lot.
This just became a deal as of Friday the 11th of February. So we have lots of questions and will have lots more I am sure.
First questions would be what are the common diet restrictions after surgery what foods help the first few weeks.
As they will both need to pack ahead of time what is a good list of necessary items to have at motel. I know a scale, blood pressure monitor, thermometer,
What are people like when discharged from the hospital. I have had 6 surgery's and always gone home. So I will have to make lists so things aren't forgotten.
If there are things others wish the drs ect had told them ahead of time please share.
I will come back with more after I help my husband.