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Oct 16, 2018 · Time change in Transplants

Or you can move to Arizona where we do not observe Daylight Savings Time!!!

Oct 16, 2018 · It's not all about the MELD Score in Transplants

@gaylea1 I think all of us on here empathize with the waiting.There are definitely days I can't get out of my own way. I had weaned off the low dose Lexapro I was taking last year, but I found I needed it to help get by. I've been dealing with Sarcoidosis and its side effects for 10 years and I try to do what I can do. My passion is kiln-formed glass art – and until about 2 years ago, I would go the local studio 2-3 times a week. Now, with my own kiln at home, I still can't get myself motivated. Knowing that there are others in worse shape than I am is what keeps me feeling grateful.

Oct 6, 2018 · Banding Esophageal Varices in Transplants

Here's some of my work. The hair color is the work of my Hair Stylist!

Oct 6, 2018 · Banding Esophageal Varices in Transplants

@rosemarya – I did get to the class in Cali, but truth be told, I've been pretty exhausted since then so haven't taken any pictures yet. I'm posting a picture of a plate I made a few years ago, just to add color!

I was at Mayo on Tues/Weds, 9/11-12. They wanted me to have an Upper Endoscopy there so they could see the status for themselves, so I was back in Phoenix the following Tues/Weds, 9/18-19. They did find another varix, but not advanced enough to band so they want to start the anti-coagulation. My sister and brother-in-law were here the following week so I didn't pursue that week, but I need to get back to it. Nothing is simple in medical care these days, but I'll get there. I'm concerned, but just have to get through it and be careful. I figure I'm Arizona bound for awhile until I get stable.

I am blessed with good health insurance, which many, sadly, are not. I so appreciate the support from everyone here, those at Mayo Clinic and all my local Tucson doctors.

Sep 6, 2018 · It's not all about the MELD Score in Transplants

Sure – but if they're already got me under!?!? A little gallows humor.

Sep 5, 2018 · It's not all about the MELD Score in Transplants

I suggested the same thing – arms, neck, tummy tuck!

Sep 5, 2018 · Banding Esophageal Varices in Transplants

I'm in Cali for a weekend fused glass class – making a morning glory stem and a dragonfly. The beauty of glass has always intrigued me and I started working with the medium about 7 years ago. I'll try to post pictures of the finished project to add a touch of color!

Sep 5, 2018 · It's not all about the MELD Score in Transplants

I too have developed a hernia. Doctors joked that they'd give me a good tucking when I had the transplant!