Mayo Clinic Connect
Does anyone have any information about the annual transplant get together at Rochester?
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@mtn_lvr, Here is information about the Rochester Event – Groups>Transplants>Transplant Events
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/transplant-events/ – "July 28, 2019 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at Soldiers Field Park in Rochester. You can RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org"
I want to welcome you to Mayo Connect. I am a transplant recipient, howeve distance prevents me from attending this event. Will you be able to attend it this year?
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I just have a question for you I have been trying to register for the transplant picnic in Rochester and I keep going to where I'm supposed to but there is no place on the page for the picnic for me to register it just goes to the transplant house page I was wondering if there is any other way I could register for the picnic this year if you could help I would greatly appreciate it
Thank you glinda
@glinda, I hope that you will be able to go! It sounds like it will be a fun atmosphere. This is probably the only time you (or anyone) will ever hear me say that I wish I lived in Minnesota!
@keggebraaten, I want to tag you to this discussion.
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I plan on going to the picnic it will bey first year but first I have to get registered and I keep going to the transplant picnic @gmail .com but all it does is go to the transplant house page and doesn't show where to register for it and I don't know how else I can register do you have any ideas thanks Glinda
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@glinda I'm in Rochester right now for my husband's checkup. I can ask while we're here!
(Fingers crossed I'll remember. Lol)
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We went last year and really enjoyed it. It was just 3 weeks after my husband's transplant. I'm not sure if we will make it this year, but I'm hoping we can
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Wouldn't it be neat if the Connect members could meet each other there?
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That would be great!!
You can register for the picnic just by sending an email to email@example.com. There is not a web page that I know of to register. Just send your name and information, as well as the number of people that plan to attend. Let me know if you need anything further! Thanks!
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@glinda, Did you see this registration information?
If you go, would you share your experience?
I haven’t had contact with you recently, how is it going for you? Have you seen some of our recent activity?
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I actually got registered through the transplant clinic I called and they put me thru to the lady that does the registration for the transplant picnic there at the transplant clinic and yes I will share my experience with you all this we I'll be my 1st time going since my transplant. Wanted to go never had a vehicle or the time as I was taking care of my mom when she was alive oh and I don't drive also and wasn't able to go last year due to my accident and surgery to repair my ostyme and Iliostyme but I am looking forward to it this year but have to admit to being nervous about going but I know it will be fun I try to keep up with all the activity on mayo connect with the transplants. I'm doing good I have finished physical therapy now but I'm back in occupational therapy for my hands again but I go and work out for cardio and strengthening of my legs and upper body at the YMCA here three to four times a week if possible I still need the cane and I have fallen twice but I'm doing good found that my right leg has arthritis in the shin bone now do to the screws that go completely thru the bone and even more arthritis in my right knee plus arthritis in my left thigh and knee now also it a very slow recovery but I'm going to keep fighting to get stronger every day thank you for asking will try and keep you all updated more often
My donor daughter, my husband and I went to the Transplant Picnic on Sunday. It was a warm and humid day. Although we had rain on the way down going through St Paul, and rain on the way home, there was no rain at the picnic. The food was good. There was another booth to get ice cream and they had activities like hair painting, bean bag toss, pictures with super heroes and group pictures-different transplant categories, donors and caregivers. It was a good day!
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@cmael, Thanks for sharing! That is a beautiful picture of all of you!
I imagine that seeing other transplant recipients and donors was inspiring, and even emotional. I saw a news blip that there was a good crowd there. Did you see anyone that you might have known from when you transplanted? Or did you recognize anyone from their Connect photo like you did me in the lab waiting room!
@rosemarya Yes, I have to admit to getting a bit emotional when we arrived at the picnic, and wasn’t expecting it. The only people I recognized were Dr Prieto, who did my transplant and another dr that both my daughter and I saw at our four month checkup. My daughter saw her surgeon and transplant coordinator. Since staying at the Gift of Life house didn’t work for us, there weren’t too many people that I/we got to know when I had my transplant. Dr Prieto and his wife brought their beautiful boxer dog which my daughter enthusiastically admired, since she has two boxers.💕
-Gift of Life Transplant House has posted some pictures from the picnic.
-There is also a post on the Gift of Life FB page.
@glinda, @jodeej, @mtn_lvr, @cmael, all members, Did you get in the picture?
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