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Sat, Oct 19 11:55am · Protecting patient from getting infections from me & others in Caregivers

Sure did …As soon as it was out and let my heart transplant nurse coordinator know. All set for the season. Here's to a healthy fall and winter!

Tue, Aug 20 7:17pm · Airport X-ray results in Transplants

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.

Tue, Aug 20 5:16pm · Airport X-ray results in Transplants

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.

Mon, Aug 12 8:48pm · What can I Expect for my Lung Transplant Review? in Transplants

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. 🙂

Mon, Aug 12 5:35pm · What can I Expect for my Lung Transplant Review? in Transplants

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!