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Sun, Jun 7 10:56am · Blood Types and Covid-19 in COVID-19

@zep I too went into a tailspin when all the rioting broke out. There were looting and general mayhem just blocks from my house in St. Paul, MN. I’m already so anxious due to Covid and this just tipped me over. As much as I’d like to be out helping my neighbors recover from what’s happened to them, I can’t. Too many people, not enough social distance and not enough masks. I’m feeling much better now and helped out through donations to groups that are able to be “on the ground” helping. Life is still good and this time I think real change is coming.

Mon, Mar 16 10:06pm · COVID-19 and Transplant Patients in Transplants

Hi! I’m having some emotional ups and downs since this started. I live on a small island in Florida that has felt very safe. However, it’s spring break and there are many people who have chosen to travel here. I went to our tiny town today and found many people joking about the virus. I was furious! I’ve decided to just stay home. My husband can do the errands. At least I’m in a warm and beautiful place! I’m 9 years post kidney transplant.

Fri, Feb 21 5:58am · Are you one of the 20,000 transplants performed at Mayo Rochester? in Transplants

I am one of the 20,000 transplants at Mayo Rochester! So grateful for the whole transplant team and all the staff! 9 years and still going strong.

Sep 13, 2019 · Post kidney transplant issues in Transplants

@lindajo I had my transplant 8 years ago. About a week or two after the transplant, I got very sick and was readmitted to the hospital. It turns out my ureter had failed. They placed a stent to drain the urine (the kidney was thankfully going strong), which stayed in place for about 3 months so that everything could calm down. I then had a repair where they attached my native ureter to my new kidney. It was quite a rare situation, but a success! 8 tears post and I’m still going strong!
I had a lot of depression during that ordeal and it took me long time to feel good again, but my care team was awesome, as was my family. Everyone’s recovery is different. I remember dragging myself in for labs one morning and in comes this young man, fit as a fiddle, saying he was a week post op! So full of energy and excitement! And then I remembered I’m at least 40 years older and that maybe in my 20s I would have bounded in too. We all do the best we can.
Good luck to your husband and prayers headed your way.

Oct 26, 2018 · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

@cmael, I lost a bunch of hair after my transplant, too! I think by the end of the first year post, it was back to normal. Quite a shock when you’re used to having it thinned out a bit because you have so much hair! I celebrated 7 years yesterday and coincidentally I had a hair cut scheduled with a new hairdresser. She remarked how thick and full my hair was! I’m pretty sure yours will come back too.

Aug 27, 2017 · Warts post transplant in Transplants

Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone!

Aug 2, 2017 · Warts post transplant in Transplants

Thanks Rosemary. I do see a dermatologist every six months. She said she can remove them, but they will likely come back. I was just wondering if this is a transplant thing, which I suspect it is, or if it’s just another weird thing I’m stuck with. I don’t know why I feel the need to differentiate these things!

Aug 1, 2017 · Warts post transplant in Transplants

Hi! I keep finding little warts on my arms, legs, chest etc. I’m 5 1/2 years post kidney transplant and just started getting them. Anyone else have this problem?