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Thu, Jul 9 7:31am · Transplant anti-rejection medications. What's your advice? in Transplants

I have heard this before but yesterday I got a message from CVS pharmacy with my Tacrolimus prescription. It said do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit while taking Tacrolimus. Has anyone heard this?

Mon, Jun 29 2:11pm · Changes after Transplant in Transplants

This happens. What does a person do if medicines are lost during travel. Can they contact MAYO for a supply to hold them over? I know you will not get more at a pharmacy. Please someone answer this.

Fri, Jul 3 1:34pm · Tacrolimus: Temporary Cessation in Transplants

I have missed a day sometimes but no effect. I am anxious for someone to answer this as it has been a big concern of mine too. I was always instructed to take my tacrolimus every 12 hours exactly.

Mon, Jun 29 3:52pm · Changes after Transplant in Transplants

Thankyou. I have been close a couple of times.

Wed, May 20 6:57am · Post Transplant Surgery and Early Recovery: What's normal? in Transplants

Hint for those 7 day pill containers.
I place a small rubber band across the morning pills and another across the evening pills after I close them across the lenght of the container.
When refilling I take one band and stretch it over the opened lids to keep them open (back to back) while refilling.

Tue, May 19 5:33am · Anyone have tips on sun protection? in Transplants

Always wear a large brimmed hat when in the sun.
Tops of your ears, nose and upper cheeks more susceptible to sun effects.
When on the water remember you can get sunburnt by sun reflection from the water. Always use sunblock over 30 rated.
I had skin cancer surgically removed from my cheek one year post transplant.
On your yearly follow up visit see the Mayo dermatologist. I see a local dermatologist every 6 months since skin cancer and have some pre-cancerous spots frozen.

Sun, May 17 6:29pm · Tips: Traveling to Mayo to get medical care safely during COVID-19 in COVID-19

And bags go up to your elbows. Rubber band helps keep them tight.

Sun, May 17 4:12pm · Tips: Traveling to Mayo to get medical care safely during COVID-19 in COVID-19

When I go shopping for groceries I always start at the produce department. I tear off 2 of those plastic baggies you put fruit in and put them over my hands. Mainly for touching door handles on dairy products but for anything you touch. At checkout just roll them inside out and put in the cart until you fund a trash can.