I have an xray every time I'm at Mayo or even at my PCP or pulmonologist (I had sarcoidosis) if I have a cold. Nothing has shown up. Always all clear.
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Hi @contentandwell. I have experienced the same situation. Just to and from Chicago during this past week. The xray machine found something in my shoulder area on the way to Chicago and at OHare there was something in my upper thigh groin area. Never happened before my transplant. Honestly, I thought it was a fluke, but I saw the images myself.
Hi Kevin. I live in Tucson so I was traveling back and forth to Phoenix so they split up my days between a month and a half. By the time I finished my last test and went to my follow-up appointment, they were prepared to discuss listing me for a transplant. I had to have special blood labs taken because I lived in South America when I was younger. They had to send out those tests to Rochester and we waited for results for a little over ten days. You review may not be as long. There was an earlier consideration to do a heart/lung transplant because I had sarcoidosis in my right lung, but it was not necessary. Best wishes and prayers your way. Let us know how everything works out or if you have any other questions, feel free to ask. 🙂
Hi Kevin. You will be covered in prayer for your transplant tests. If it goes anything like my heart transplant preview, there will be blood labs, xrays, CAT scan, a pulmonary function test and perhaps a oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange test. You will speak to many doctors and they will also have you see a psychiatrist to ensure that you are mentally prepared for any possible surgery. Mayo plans out these days meticulously and you will be well taken care of. You are in great hands.
Sun, Aug 11 11:05am · Your best tips for raw food safety post transplant. in Transplants
You can buy Norwex online – amazon – or their website. It actually is NORWEX. I received this particular cloth from a friend who sells these products at parties, like the old Tupperware events. I have other cleaning cloths from Norwex as well.
Sat, Aug 10 11:32pm · Your best tips for raw food safety post transplant. in Transplants
The cloth is anti- bacterial, anti-biotic. Duh!
Sat, Aug 10 3:28pm · Your best tips for raw food safety post transplant. in Transplants
@genocurt and @contentandwell
After my transplant I met with a nutritionist several times at Mayo. She personally uses a vinegar/water spray for all her fruits and vegies and she never had a transplant. She considers it safe eating. In the Healing Home at Mayo for six weeks right after my transplant we all used a vinegar and water wash and soak. At home I used the vinegar and water spray for a year and a half and now I simply very carefully wash my fruits, including strawberries and my vegies. I also use a Norvex cloth with anti-biotic silver to wash them as well. One side is rough for the vegies and fruits have a softer cleaning surface. Currently I am 2 1/2 years out from my transplant. Just my story.