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

Are you wondering about getting a second opinion on your potential transplant? Our blog post today talks about second opinions and why getting one might be worth your time. Here is the link: http://mayocl.in/2uv41kp.

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@keggebraaten

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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@keggebraaten – I would very much like to read this blog but when I click on the link to any of the blogs it says, “Oops the page you are looking for can not be found.”

Lynn

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@keggebraaten

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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@lcamino, Try this link. http://mayocl.in/2tE7kWF
There seems to be a glitch currently with the link. I have reported it already.

Lynne, Have you ever looked at the Transplant Pages section of Connect? If you click on DISCUSS top left of this page you will see a drop down menu that gives you 3 choices: Discuss is this forum, and Pages contain up-to-date information by the Mayo staff on a variety of discussion related topics. There is also opportunity for members to reply.
Lots of good stuff there!
Rosemary

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@keggebraaten

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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@lcamino, Oops, from me, too. I don’t think that I sent the correct link. SO, you might need to do it the manual way that I described a few minutes ago: Discuss,- drop down menu:- Pages: – scroll to the Transplant pages. Hope it gets you there:-)

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@keggebraaten

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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@rosemarya – Well I have seen some of those articles before but did not realize you could comment or follow them. I found an article about you with a beautiful picture! More there than I have time to explore now but I did follow something about preparing for a transplant. It does not look active at this time but we will see.

Lynn

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@keggebraaten

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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@rosemarya – I got to it via my Mayo Connect Weekly summary. Thanks for following up.

Lynn

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@keggebraaten

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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Hi Lynn and Rosemary and everyone,

Here is the direct link to the Transplant page on Connect: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/page/transplant/
If you follow the Transplant page, the new blog posts will be included in your daily or weekly Connect digest. All blog posts allow commenting. We welcome your thoughts on and additions to the blog posts 🙂 Comments from people with first-hand experience and questions make the blog posts richer, frankly.

Our apologies for the broken links to past posts, we are going through them now and correctly the links so that you can use them without getting the error message. Happy reading and commenting.

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@keggebraaten

Good morning all!
Today we have a new blog post about Transplant and Donation Facts and Myths. I know some of you have expressed your frustration about the misinformation and lack of participation related to organ donation from your friends on social media. This might be a post that you could share on your social media pages to clear up some of those myths that are floating around.
Have a beautiful day!

http://mayocl.in/2omsplK

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@colleenyoung – well I do follow that page and get the posts in my daily Connect digest but I did not realize I could post things without needing a new sign in etc. which I did not want to bother with. Thanks for showing me the ropes!

Lynn

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Today’s blog post shares the story of Terrance, a patient at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Jacksonville who received a liver transplant in January 2017. Read about his road to transplant, and what he’s up to now. Enjoy!

http://mayocl.in/2t9X2LQ

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Hi all – Today’s blog touches on a hot topic in transplant: is there a cut-off age for kidney transplant? Take a look: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/newsfeed-post/is-there-a-cut-off-age-for-kidney-transplant/

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@keggebraaten

Hi all,
Today’s new blog post is “Improving Your Sleep Could Lead to Improving Your Days”. This post talks about ways you can try to improve your restful time so your days can be productive and enjoyable. Feel free to comment if you have other ideas that help you sleep better!
– Improving Your Sleep Could Lead to Improving Your Days http://mayocl.in/2lIxW73

Thanks!
-Kristin

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Hi everyone,
Our blog post today would be a great addition to the toolkit for someone who is just beginning this process of listing and transplantation. Today we are talking about getting listed for transplant – a process that sometimes seems like it should be simple, but comes with a fair amount of detail. Feel free to share this post with anyone you know who might be beginning their journey. We would love feedback from anyone who has already been on that waiting list too. Was the process easy for you?
http://mayocl.in/2uueTB2

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Good morning everyone!
Today’s blog post “Post-Transplant Mental Health & Well-being: Q&A with Shelia Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D.” is important for post-transplant patients to help them be prepared for the stress and events that happen after transplant. Did you feel emotionally prepared for your transplant recovery and life after surgery? Learn more from Dr. Jowsey-Gregoire about this topic on the blog today! Have a wonderful week ahead!
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/newsfeed-post/post-transplant-mental-health-well-being-qa-with-shelia-jowsey-gregoire-m-d/
– Kristin

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@keggebraaten

Good morning everyone!
Today’s blog post “Post-Transplant Mental Health & Well-being: Q&A with Shelia Jowsey-Gregoire, M.D.” is important for post-transplant patients to help them be prepared for the stress and events that happen after transplant. Did you feel emotionally prepared for your transplant recovery and life after surgery? Learn more from Dr. Jowsey-Gregoire about this topic on the blog today! Have a wonderful week ahead!
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/newsfeed-post/post-transplant-mental-health-well-being-qa-with-shelia-jowsey-gregoire-m-d/
– Kristin

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Thank you, for alerting us to this recent blog post!

I know how easy it is to feel alone after transplant, because our friends and family, support network, are unfamiliar with the emotional roller-coaster ride that we experience.

I encourage all of our transplant readers to check out this blog. Rosemary

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@rosemarya I guess I am just a different type or something because I really felt good after transplant except for the times when I thought of the grief the donor family must be enduring. These were not overwhelming thoughts though.
For me, I think the best thing was getting back to being active which I did as soon as I was given the green light. When you are active you cannot dwell on things or feel miserable. I highly recommend activity as the best antidote. It may be difficult to begin being active but it is well worth it. The only person I know who has also gone through a life threatening condition is a friend in CA who had breast cancer. She was a huge support for me. The other people in my water aerobics class were great too.
For me personally, getting back to normalcy is essential. I remember even after the death of my mother my great managers told me to take as much time as I needed with pay. I was back in two days. It does no good to sit around feeling bad.
JK

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Hello JK @contentandwell

I appreciate your sharing how you have coped with difficulty and change.

Teresa

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