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1 day ago · ~ Hippo ~ in Joint Replacements

That’s exactly what I do. My knee replacement was 6 yes ago. Kneeling on the knee replacement is pretty uncomfortable, but haven’t noticed the weather affecting it. Glad I’m not the only hippo. 🤪

2 days ago · Meet fellow Caregivers - Introduce yourself in Caregivers

Thinking of you and wishing you strength and calm to get through this. It must all feel surreal. Hoping that each day gets a little better.❤️

2 days ago · Caregiving: I’m frustrated and exhausted. in Caregivers

That is so nice! My brother retired from the Navy. His wife, my sister-in-law, has his ashes. The plan is to bury their ashes together when she passes.

4 days ago · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

We had Paso Finos., with a wonderful gait. Mine died the day after my kidney transplan. I'd also had a knee transplant earlier. Last summer we had to give the two we had left to another home, since my husband has dementia and it was too much to take care of.

Tue, Jun 25 11:18am · Caring for someone with dementia / Alzheimer's in Caregivers

Last fall after recently being at a funeral for one of my husband’s best friends who had been cremated, we had lunch with my husband’s brother and sister in law. My husband told them that they’d brought the casket over to the grave and just dumped the body in. They both looked at me questioning with their eyes. I gently shook my head and the subject was changed. 🥴

Tue, Jun 25 9:00am · It's not all about the MELD Score in Transplants

Yes, I contacted my team first and they referred me to the specialty pharmacy. I’m assuming the hair loss was due to the trauma from surgery and I also had steroid infusions. My fingernails also had horizontal grooves on them and one was also kind of falling apart. Biotin is supposed to help with both. It’s all good now 🙂

Tue, Jun 25 8:36am · It's not all about the MELD Score in Transplants

Biotin is vitamin B7. It’s supposed to help growth and thickness. After my transplant I lost a lot of hair. I don’t know if the biotin helped or that my hair would’ve grown back on it’s own, but it seems to be as it was before surgery or maybe even better. I’ve now got wavy hair, which I’ve never had before. ??

Tue, Jun 25 7:34am · It's not all about the MELD Score in Transplants

Biotin is a supplement that you take by mouth. I was told to take 2.5 mg daily, but you should check with your nurse team or pharmacy.