Transplants

@roselupe (257)
United States
October 19, 2006 12:00am CST
Have you ever or do you have a family member that had a transplant. what kind and where? My father had a heart transplant.
6 responses
@Kerisa (55)
• United States
1 Nov 06
I received a heart transplant here in California 8 years ago. How long ago did your dad get his?
@roselupe (257)
• United States
2 Nov 06
He got his about 6 yrs ago here in Texas. How are you doing? Did you have any complications after the transplant? What about rejection? I would really like to know.
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@Kerisa (55)
• United States
2 Nov 06
they almost lost me right after the surgery. i only have 1 kidney and it tried to quit on me. they had to put me on machines for awhile. i've had only 1 bad episode of rejection, how bout your dad? did his go smoothly? it took 3 weeks before i could finally go home. i can't tell you how nice it is to have someone to discuss this stuff with. i've been so curious about how it is for others.
@Kerisa (55)
• United States
3 Nov 06
i'm so sorry to hear how bad things went. i don't think that alot of people understand what we and our family go through. we all know that its our only chance,but we also know that it could all be over the day of the surgery. its so emotionally draining before we even get called. its such a terrifying thing to go through. why did he need a new heart?
@Ramafoko (140)
• South Africa
19 Oct 06
No one i know had a transplant, so how is your dad?
@roselupe (257)
• United States
20 Oct 06
My father is doing okay, he is physically disabled because of the surgery but thanks to the surgery he is still here with us. Thank you for asking.
@Ramafoko (140)
• South Africa
20 Oct 06
Thank God that he is still with you,the surgery he went through is big.Keep well and be strong.
@roselupe (257)
• United States
2 Nov 06
Thank you so much.
@Kerisa (55)
• United States
3 Nov 06
do they have group meetings for recipients and their families out there? they have them out here, but i never feel comfortable going. everyone that i've met at the meetings have had a pretty smooth experience, they always ask why it took so long to go home. i feel like an outsider, so i don't go.
@roselupe (257)
• United States
4 Nov 06
No. They don’t, well maybe they do but we were never informed of them because we ended up suing the hospital. I am sure my parent would feel very uncomfortable going to meetings and so would I.
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• Philippines
7 Jan 07
My youngest son in February 2004 was diagnosed to have kidney failure and underwent dialysis. On August 31, 2004, he underwent kidney transplant. It's very difficult and expensive and up to now he has his medical maintenance. The kidney transplant was done at the Kidney Center and and Transplant Institute in the Philippines.
@citygirl (1081)
• Canada
5 Nov 06
Yes my younger sister had a bone marrow transplant , my younger brother was the donner it is scary. I hope your Dad is doing okay. God be with you and good luck
• United States
5 Nov 06
Lost a best friend to a heart and lung transplant. The pic is what she left me. Her Baby!!!