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Sun, Nov 10 3:30pm · What are the financial challenges after transplant with medicare? in Transplants

I have a Medicare advantage plan. My out of pocket hospital costs are $100. I also had misc other costs which were $716 for the transplant. I also had $10,000 coverage for lodging, gas and parking for one year. When I go back for my 2 yr check in April, I will have to pay for lodging,etc myself. I was surprised and grateful for the good coverage. I pay $107 a month for my ins.

Tue, Nov 5 12:03pm · Cellcept and increased creatinine in Transplants

Just sharing, I take cellcept, tacrolimus and .5 mg's of prednizone. daily. My last creatinine was .99 and last 3 gfr's were 57,58,54. At my one year checkup at Mayo in April,2019, I was told that I only need to have labs done every 3 mos. I think everything has been going well.

Thu, Oct 17 8:54am · Your best tips for raw food safety post transplant. in Transplants

I had my kidney transplant 18 months ago. I was told that I can eat anything now, other than the few things that don’t work with the immunosuppressants, pomegranates, grapefruit, Seville oranges. I’ve read on here that someone added star fruit. It felt so foreign to not have to be so careful. Of course they strongly recommend a healthy diet. Your daughter and caregiver will meet with a dietitian and will attend a class on healthy eating.

Tue, Oct 15 11:39am · Seville oranges question about effect on immunosuppressants in Transplants

When I went for my one year checkup at Mayo after kidney transplant , she asked if we were going to celebrate with maybe a glass of champagne. It kind of also felt like a suggestion. My daughter, the donor was with. She told me that I must be taking good care of my kidney and maybe because my test results all looked so good, she felt it was ok. We did have lunch at Canadian Honker before we left and each of us had a glass of wine to celebrate. I've never been a drinker other than maybe a glass of champagne or wine at a wedding.

Sat, Oct 5 8:38am · Dizzy still after my liver transplant in Transplants

I went through the same thing several months ago. It left and came back again, but for a shorter period. I had no idea that it’s happened with other transplant patients. No problems with it for quite awhile. 🤞

Thu, Oct 3 4:37pm · First Post - 16 weeks post surgery in Joint Replacements

My TKR was 5 years ago and it sounds pretty much like my experience. I stil have a small spot of numbness on the outside of my knee and a small bit of pain or discomfort when I overuse it.

Mon, Sep 30 2:48pm · Prograf versus Adoport in Transplants

I order my immunosuppressants from Mayo, Rochester. The prices are close to the prices of my online ins pharmacy. I can get them in 2 days and they are generics as prescribed….tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, and prednizone. My other meds, I order from my online insurance pharmacy, which can take longer.

Sun, Sep 29 5:52pm · New Transplant Blog Posts in Transplants

It was recommended to get the Shingrex, by my PCP and Mayo, which I did a few months ago. My husband and I both got the high dose flu shot a week ago. As JK said, it can't be a live virus. I'm a year and a half past a kidney transplant. I had pneumonia shots before transplant.:)