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Sat, Jan 4 5:57pm · Transplant Caregiver Advice: Got Tips to Share? in Transplants

@gingerw thank you Ginger. I'm glad I could pass on some tips. As for being strong, we were all in the same boat at some point. We do what we need to and that just makes us all stronger 💚

Sat, Jan 4 1:18pm · Transplant Caregiver Advice: Got Tips to Share? in Transplants

@gingerw ..honestly Ginger I am somewhat better dealing with things better on my own. What did affect me was when I had to retrieve things like a glass of water, something to eat, or bathing. I overcame these obstacles by taking measures pro actively. Such as, keeping a pitcher of ice water beside me, making sure I had ready snacks (nuts, granola bars, crackers) within reach, and I outfitted the tub/shower with hand grips and a shower chair ( all rented). I had my family get me zip up sweat shirts and track pants. I organized all this on my own. I had the drug store deliver my medications to my house. There were still obstacles but I persevered. My husband left for work at 6am and returned about 4:30pm so I was alone most of the time. I wasn't allowed to drive and we lived in a somewhat rural spot. I was housebound and thats when I fell in love with Netflix and britbox lol…

Fri, Jan 3 5:50pm · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

@rosemarya I was in hospital 4 days after the artery operation. I came home on the 4th day. Not very long and I had a pile of stairs to navigate. Just trying to get comfortable (meaning cope with the pain and akwardness) while sitting or lying down was next to impossible. I cried a lot the next 3 weeks 😔

Fri, Jan 3 5:43pm · Transplant Caregiver Advice: Got Tips to Share? in Transplants

I never had a caregiver 😔 I had to for it on my own. Husband was and is of no help whatsoever 😡

Thu, Jan 2 8:26pm · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

@livertrex yes I can see how the muscle relaxers would work best. I was always tense and compromising other muscles to make up for the lack of core muscles. Rest well!

Thu, Jan 2 4:13pm · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

@livertrex I think I was between 3 and 4 weeks when the second set came out. They didn't prescribe me any pain killers believe it or not! I had tramadol in recovery at the hospital but nothing for home. I was about 4 days in the hospital. When I got home it was just Tylenol. The Tylenol barely even took the edge off.

Thu, Jan 2 1:26pm · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

@livertrex I thought they might have done this. Go slow the next three weeks. Be easy on yourself…you'll most likely find it difficult to move around. Contact me if you have any questions regarding my experience.

Thu, Jan 2 11:48am · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

@livertrex did they staple you back up over the original incision? I found this the most uncomfortable part and the pain at times terrible but it subsides. If they re-stapled you when do you get those removed? That's when things start to get better. (I found anyway).