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2 days ago · Dementia might run in my family: Can I get tested? in Caregivers: Dementia

For anyone who’s interested, there’s a free 7 week course on dementia put on by the University of Tasmania about dementia. I’m about halfway through it. It’s very informative. https://mooc2.utas.edu.au/course/21

2 days ago · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

I was told that it was safe to get the vaccine. I had my transplant over two years ago and got both doses of the new vaccine after my transplant.

Fri, Jul 10 1:09pm · Transplant anti-rejection medications. What's your advice? in Transplants

I haven’t noticed any side effects yet from taking Fosamax. I have to take it once a week first thing in the morning at least a half hour before other meds with a full glass of water. I can’t lay down again after taking it. He told me the percentage of problems, like thigh bone fracture, are low.

Thu, Jul 9 5:04pm · Transplant anti-rejection medications. What's your advice? in Transplants

At my recent 2 year checkup at Mayo I saw a endocrinologist, since I have thyroid nodules and have been diagnosed with osteopenia. He put me on Fosamax. I also take Prednizone

Thu, Jul 9 4:54pm · Transplant anti-rejection medications. What's your advice? in Transplants

MY close family knows about certain things that I cannot have, but there are events, like graduation open houses, wedding and baby showers etc., where we really have to be diligent about checking with the host/hostess to see if any of those ingredients are included. Because of the virus, we're not attending those events so much, however.

Tue, Jun 23 7:07pm · Liver transplant support group in Transplants

@rosemarya My last labs had two vials. One was for Cellcept trough level and the other was for the BK virus. I’m still waiting for the results.

Mon, Jun 22 8:44am · Liver transplant support group in Transplants

That was the third time we’ve stayed at the Kahler. No more breakfast buffet, but not a good idea for transplant patients anyway. Also, I needed to skip breakfast for testing.