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Tomorrow

TomWall
  • By TomWall · New reply April 12, 2014
  • Journal · 3 replies
  • It will soon be 23 years since my heart transplant God is good! March 8th ...

Pros and Cons

nmontalbano
  • By nmontalbano · New reply April 11, 2014
  • Discussion in Pre-transplant hopes and fears · 6 replies
  • I found this site by searching on my title. There was a terrific discussion on June 11, 2013. A women had posted her concerns about going forward with a transplant because of many different factors. One ...

"Pump-head" after double lung transplant

Helpfordad
  • By Helpfordad · Posted April 2, 2014
  • Discussion in Life after a transplant · 0 replies
  • Good Evening, I'm wondering if anyone out there has had "pump-head" after a lung transplant and how long it lasted. This is more for my mom than anything since she is the on that has to deal with it daily ...

April is National Donate Life Month

TripleA
  • By TripleA · New reply March 27, 2014
  • Journal · 1 reply
  • As of today, March 27, 2014, 121,680 people are listed awaiting organ transplants. Organ procurement organizations, transplant centers, national donation organizations and other organizations sponsor ...

My husband needs a heart transplant asap

jenlmacd
  • By jenlmacd · New reply March 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Pre-transplant hopes and fears · 10 replies
  • My husband is awaiting a transplant. He has chf and was in the hospital for 5 months when he received an lvad. Its not making his quality of life any better, it is basically just keeping him alive. I ...

Carfilzomib To Lower Antibodies for Lung Transplant

MartaK62
  • By MartaK62 · Posted March 26, 2014
  • Discussion in Medications and therapies · 0 replies
  • I was just wondering if anyone who has had a lung transplant has had to go through splasmapheresis prior to transplantation? I went for an evaluation in Pittsburgh in December and they said they would ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 12 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Don Dizon, MD Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of Q&A interviews with people who are making contributions to helping patients ...

Our second annual report with Stanford Medical School

Brian
  • By Brian · Posted March 19, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • We just finished a brand new special report, “Experts by experience 2014: A compilation of patients’ stories”, in partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine. It is a 31-page collection ...

Double Lung Transplant

Ashleyleslie
  • By Ashleyleslie · New reply March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 23 replies
  • So over the past couple months I have been going to different hospitals to look at their lung transplant clinics. These hospitals that I have visited include Cleveland Clinic and Mayo Clinic in MN. I ...

Hitting a milestone -- 5,000 photos posted already

John2
  • By John2 · Posted March 18, 2014
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • From: John Novack, communications director, Inspire 3/18/14 Dear members, I'm writing to let you know that in a little more than a month, members here have posted more than 5,000 photos. Congratulations ...

UPDATE ON ME & NEW DRUG FOR MY PAIN

Maata
  • By Maata · New reply March 14, 2014
  • Journal · 17 replies
  • So now we are trying a new drug Lyrica for my pain and also with 10 mg of Percocet. My doctor is trying to see if it is nerve pain in my chest and to figure out if it will relieve some kind of pain. Anyone ...

WE WON - Drug rule is ditched by Obama

TripleA
  • By TripleA · New reply March 13, 2014
  • Journal · 6 replies
  • I'd like to thank all who took the time to comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaide Services (CMS) website and write their representatives regarding the plan to remove "protected status" from ...

Chronic diarrhea ?? From anti rejection meds??

Countrydee
  • By Countrydee · New reply March 9, 2014
  • Discussion in Life after a transplant · 1 reply
  • My 12 y/o son had a kidney transplant Aug. 2012... He has been doing great! Our family had a stomach bug pass around a few weeks ago, he became severely dehydrated was given fluids and BUN and creatinine ...

This will put many transplant recipients at risk

TripleA
  • By TripleA · New reply February 28, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • Dear Inspire Friends: From TRIO (Transplant Recipient International Organization) Recently, the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) proposed a new law that would greatly decrease a doctor"s ...

Unkown Chronic CHEST PAIN!!!

Maata
  • By Maata · New reply February 27, 2014
  • Journal · 26 replies
  • IVE BEEN SUFFERING FROM CHEST PAIN SINCE MARCH OF 2013. IVE BEEN THROUGH SO MANY TESTS SUCH AS XRAYS, MRI SCANS, ECHO CARDIOGRAM, EKG, HEART SCOPE, ANGIOGRAM, BIOPSIES AND STILL NO ANSWERS Y I AM IN PAIN ...

It's been a long road

conniew3
  • By conniew3 · Posted February 24, 2014
  • Discussion in Transplant results · 0 replies
  • I haven't talked with anyone on here about this but it is about time. I'm sorry if this isn't the kind of info some of you want, but this is my life now. My hubby had a left lung transplant on Christmas ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · New reply February 23, 2014
  • Journal · 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

Chills

mommy2twins
  • By mommy2twins · Posted February 21, 2014
  • Discussion in Life after a transplant · 0 replies
  • After my husband's liver transplant I did a little research and figured out who the donor was. I didn't act on for a long time but at Christmas I sent a message via a facebook page. We emailed a few times ...

This WILL affect you (Part 2)

TripleA
  • By TripleA · New reply February 19, 2014
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • I previously posted that starting in January 2015, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaide Services) is planning to change its Medicare regulations, removing "protected status" from the immunosuppressant ...

February 14 is also National Donor Day

TripleA
  • By TripleA · New reply February 15, 2014
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • While many of us are celebrating February 14th as Valentine's Day and bestowing gifts upon loved ones, today is also observed as National Donor Day. . The purpose of today is to increase the awareness ...

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