New Transplant Blog Posts

Hello everyone,
We hope this finds everyone well today! We have started this discussion today to announce a new blog post. Every week, we will reply to this discussion to let you know when something new is published. Watch for new information often!

Have a productive and enjoyable week!
– Kristin

@keggebraaten

Hi everyone,
Today we updated our blog with some information that deserves some attention. We know patients who get transplants are tasked with trying to figure out how to pay for their post-transplant medications. These medications can cost thousands of dollars a month, and we want to provide patients with tips on how they might lessen the burden of these drug costs. Check out our new blog today: How to Save Money on Your Medications – http://mayocl.in/2mma0qE. We hope you find some tips to help you.
Have a wonderful weekend,
– Kristin

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Welcome to Connect, @downtownsbrown.
Let me help you find your way around. To see all the discussions in the Transplant group, go here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/transplants/

If you Follow + the group, you will receive email notifications when new messages are posted.
You can find more tips on how to use the site here: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/get-started-on-connect/

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@keggebraaten

Hi everyone,
Today we updated our blog with some information that deserves some attention. We know patients who get transplants are tasked with trying to figure out how to pay for their post-transplant medications. These medications can cost thousands of dollars a month, and we want to provide patients with tips on how they might lessen the burden of these drug costs. Check out our new blog today: How to Save Money on Your Medications – http://mayocl.in/2mma0qE. We hope you find some tips to help you.
Have a wonderful weekend,
– Kristin

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Hi @downtownsbrown and welcome to our page! Since you mentioned you are trying to find a living donor, I wanted to share with you a link to our living donor toolkit. I hope you’ll find some helpful information to aid you in this process. We’d welcome your ideas and feedback on anything you’d like to see added to the page. Here’s the link: http://mayocl.in/2h1ChQ3

Kristen

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@keggebraaten

Hi everyone,
Today we updated our blog with some information that deserves some attention. We know patients who get transplants are tasked with trying to figure out how to pay for their post-transplant medications. These medications can cost thousands of dollars a month, and we want to provide patients with tips on how they might lessen the burden of these drug costs. Check out our new blog today: How to Save Money on Your Medications – http://mayocl.in/2mma0qE. We hope you find some tips to help you.
Have a wonderful weekend,
– Kristin

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@downtownsbrown, I also want to welcome you. We are here on Mayo Connect to share and to support each other based on our experiences. And we ask questions and work toward finding answers together. There are other members who have shared their pre and post transplant experiences that you might find helpful.

I encourage you to check out the information that both Colleen and Kristen have provided.
Come back here, or feel free to jump into any of the discussions that interest you.
I look forward to continued conversation with you.
Rosemary

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We are a little more than halfway through April, but the momentum for National Donate Life Month continues! Today on the blog we’re sharing some outstanding patient/donor stories as a tribute to those who have given the ultimate gift – a second chance. Enjoy and please continue to spread the word about organ donation.

http://mayocl.in/2ok4UsA

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Good morning! Check out our latest blog post addressing the impact frailty has on patients with liver failure. Mayo transplant physicians Kymberly D. Watt, M.D. and Rahima A. Bhanji, M.D. share highlights from a recent Harvard Medical School study about the importance of assessing a patient’s strength and physical function prior to surgery. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. http://mayocl.in/2p0TEnJ

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@kequick

Good morning! Check out our latest blog post addressing the impact frailty has on patients with liver failure. Mayo transplant physicians Kymberly D. Watt, M.D. and Rahima A. Bhanji, M.D. share highlights from a recent Harvard Medical School study about the importance of assessing a patient’s strength and physical function prior to surgery. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. http://mayocl.in/2p0TEnJ

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@kequick That’s a very good article but I find the results to be very predicable, basically an “of course”! I was fortunate in that I felt well enough up until the last month and a half prior to transplant to continue doing pool exercises and I was eating well and healthily because I was determined to lose some weight prior to transplant. I knew that being in decent condition going into surgery would improve my recuperation. I think this is true of any surgery. I had a knee replacement about 4 years ago and wished I had done more prior to surgery. My post surgery recuperation has been rapid and better than anticipated.
JK

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@kequick

Good morning! Check out our latest blog post addressing the impact frailty has on patients with liver failure. Mayo transplant physicians Kymberly D. Watt, M.D. and Rahima A. Bhanji, M.D. share highlights from a recent Harvard Medical School study about the importance of assessing a patient’s strength and physical function prior to surgery. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. http://mayocl.in/2p0TEnJ

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@contentandwell, thank you for sharing your experience! That’s great to hear you were able to eat well and stay active leading up to your transplant, and that it paid off in your recovery. I’m sure your doctors were very pleased!

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@kequick

Good morning! Check out our latest blog post addressing the impact frailty has on patients with liver failure. Mayo transplant physicians Kymberly D. Watt, M.D. and Rahima A. Bhanji, M.D. share highlights from a recent Harvard Medical School study about the importance of assessing a patient’s strength and physical function prior to surgery. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. http://mayocl.in/2p0TEnJ

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@kequick I do think my doctors really have been pleased by my rapid recovery and progress. My husband thinks the surgeon takes my whole appointment rather than having the NP take the beginning of it because I’m his star patient! I feel incredibly fortunate to have been well for so long prior to transplant and to have recovered so well after. So much to be thankful for. So many people were praying for me it’s incredible, even my son’s ex-wife (She’s a very nice woman but they never were well-matched,and a whole chain of nuns were praying for me too).
JK

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Today’s blog post covers a “fast track” recovery protocol being used for liver transplant patients at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville. Be sure to check out the YouTube video of Dr. Taner, chair of transplant surgery in Jacksonville, discussing the benefits of this unique recovery practice. Here’s the link: http://mayocl.in/2psxeMF

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Hope everyone is having a good week! There’s a new transplant patient story up on the blog today. Check it out! http://mayocl.in/2q3rfwi

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Good morning! Today our new blog post is entitled “Preparing for Surgery: Tips to Help you get Ready for Transplant”. In this blog post we give some tips for getting ready – ready to be away from home, logistics for packing, and tips on being emotionally ready for the journey. For those of you who are post-transplant, feel free to leave your tips and comments on the post too! If this week’s discussions are any sign, it sounds like you are all having a busy week!
http://mayocl.in/2sOWBei
– Kristin

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Good morning everyone!
In this week’s blog post, we talk about how to begin the process to be a living donor for someone in need. With over 118,000 people waiting on the transplant list, we hope this information will encourage someone who was considering living donation to take that first step towards being evaluated. Feel free to share this blog with anyone you think might benefit from an explanation of the living donor process.

http://mayocl.in/2s0vrRt

Have a wonderful day!
– Kristin

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Morning! Did you miss our webinar, “Transplant 101: Preparing for Your Journey” at the end of March? If so, this quick read covers the top takeaways Dr. Douglas, chair of the Transplant Center at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Phoenix, Ariz., and Beverly Hansen, M.S.W., L.M.S.W., Social Work Manager, covered during the session. Check it out and let us know your thoughts.

http://mayocl.in/2rW9xgU

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Good morning everyone! Today’s blog is posted! The blog talks about Mayo Clinic’s experience with paired donation kidney transplantation. Feel free to share this blog with those you know who are waiting for a kidney. This could be their solution to avoiding a long wait for a deceased donor.
Hope you all have a wonderful day!
– Kristin

http://mayocl.in/2toBwEz

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Hi, everyone,
Today on our blog, we’d like to invite you to “meet” one of our wonderful Mayo Clinic transplant social workers, Danielle Peabody Reuss. Learn about what she does day-to-day at the transplant center, what motivates her in her work and also some fun tidbits about Danielle, such as her love for wearing the colors orange and blue, her passion for the outdoors and her recent marriage!

Here’s the link: http://mayocl.in/2tjGLIS.

Have you ever gotten the chance to meet Danielle?

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