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Mon, Sep 7 8:59am · Flu shots: Did you get it through your transplant team? in Transplants

My cardiologist at the VA strongly encourages getting a flu shot every year. Wife.and i got ours early this year at Frys grocery pharmacy.

Thu, Aug 13 10:10am · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

Good discipline on your part, but how do you feel when others in public places do not wear a mask. They could be putting you at risk for exposure to Covid19.

Thu, Aug 13 10:06am · Medicare Part B Drug Coverage: Trouble Filling Immunosuppressive Drugs in Transplants

I get my prescriptions from the VA with 90 day refills.
Medicare should also handle 90 day prescriptions, with a new Rx every 6 months. It sounds like the problem is with the provider. If the provider cannot get this right, check with your Medicare plan. Transplant recipients cannot tolerate this poor service.

Tue, Aug 11 12:58pm · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

Advice for new transplant patients:
1. Listen carefully to instructions from your Team. Take notes and ask questions. Get their instructions in writing.
2. Never hesitate to ask any question, no matter how simple. I always challenge my doctors. They are not perfect.
3. Take you meds religiously. I have alarms set on my phone. Make sure your support person knows your med schedule. Keep a copy of your med schedule inyour wallet.
4. If your health changes suddenly, talk with your Team ASAP. There should be someone on call 24/7 that is paid to answer your call. Share with your support person.
5. Stay positive!!! Rely on your faith for comfort.

There is probably more, but this is a good start.

Mon, Aug 10 10:59am · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

I have an appointment in September. I will discuss at that time.

Sun, Aug 2 12:08pm · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

I suspect a lot depends on what organ, which drugs you are taking and your health experiences you have had since transplant. All things best answered by the transplant team.

Sun, Aug 2 9:58am · Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix): Is it advisable for transplant patients? in Transplants

Thanks for your thoughts. Good advice.