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Nov 24, 2019 · Pre/post liver transplant with flu/cold in Transplants

Quite true. Time, rest, water, OTC meds to reduce fever. Along with some lemon tee, that’s it. Also the flu shot I got in Sept, is only 40% effective

Nov 24, 2019 · Pre/post liver transplant with flu/cold in Transplants

Well I’ve been ill now 12 days with fever cough lungs filled up. I am getting better, didn’t see my doc, and have been resting drinking water. Thanks for asking.

Nov 17, 2019 · Pre/post liver transplant with flu/cold in Transplants

I have done so well that my liver doctor has me on 6 month labs to monitor my liver. So far so good, yet I know down the road I will need a transplant . . Several days ago, I developed a severe cold. High fever coughs chest congestion. Being immune compromised I have stayed away from ibuprofen, Motrin, and Advil. Finally called the nurse advice line. They allowed me to take Motrin, which has helped with this fever. What do other patients pre and post transplant to deal with this. I had this cold 4 days now and if I didn’t get better they were going to hospitalize me.

Oct 28, 2019 · Changes after Transplant in Transplants

It’s difficult to predict the course of this problem. I know people who did the right thing yet became sicker. I keep things in perspective. This has caused me to be in great shape yet I know anything is possible and one day I will need a transplant.

Oct 28, 2019 · Changes after Transplant in Transplants

Running or biking 5 miles a day. Soy products. Raw veggies, fruit, rice, beans, sometimes fish, water, weightlifting, exercises, I guess that’s about it. John

Oct 28, 2019 · Changes after Transplant in Transplants

Changed my lifestyle, now vegetarian, run or bike daily, don’t smoke or drink beer. Has made a difference.

Oct 28, 2019 · Changes after Transplant in Transplants

I am pretransplant. In Jan 1019 I had severe HE episodes. For several days I was in a coma. I was so confused for over a month. On lactulose around the clock. Nonstop diarrhea for quite some period of time. Had PT to be able to walk. Finally by May 2019 I was better, less confused, and able to function. I am so much better. My Meld went from 26 to 13. Labs are fine now but I know one day I will need a liver transplant. I see my Doc every 6 months to have labs done. I take a lot of meds, yet am in good shape now.

Sep 11, 2019 · My son decided to disappear without a trace at 54 years old. in Loss & Grief

Since Jan I have changed my life. Don’t drink or smoke. On a strict Veg diet, doing quite well now.