Changing your lifestyle after a Transplant

Well my lifestyle really changed after my lung transplant, because I was in a medically induced coma for 2 months.  when I woke up I found out that my kidneys had shut down and that I would be on Dialysis and need a Kidney transplant. Knowing when to take your meds,  mine were Prograf, an antibiotic, folic acid, and the wonderful drug Prednisone  is so important, taking them on time and exactly the same time every day will keep your body from rejecting your organs. also staying away from large crowds, like going to the movies.  My husband and I would go to the matinee at our local movie theater and sometimes we would be the only ones there. We wouldn’t go during the summer because there were too many kids, and we all know that kids are the worst for spreading germs, unless you want to wear a mask every where you go.  I carry hand wipes and a purse size can of Lysol to spray the theater seat.  I know how it sounds, but unless you want to land in the hospital with every kind of virus and bacteria known to man you will do it.

Dialysis is a whole different story. My treatments were, Mon, Wed,Fri, for 3 hours. I was on it for a little over 3 years. I received a kidney in August of 2013……  More on this later!!

Changing your lifestyle after a Transplant

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