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For an organ transplant recipient, this is only the morning dose needed to keep your new organ healthy and your body from rejecting. Please continue to read this post, it could save your life or a loved ones life.
My name is Lynne Robitaille. My daughter received her first heart transplant in December of 2013. Unfortunately Lauren became sick again which affected her kidneys as well as her new heart. Eventually, Lauren was blessed and received her second heart and kidney in May of 2018.
Lauren is 28 years old and has lived a life I would never have dreamt. The past six years has basically been living in and out of the hospital. Months and months of hospital living waiting for her gift of life and then recovering was never easy. But she is a fighter and never gave up. She has way to much to live for.
This post is being written to help bring awareness in the importance of taking your medication every day as scheduled.
An Organ Transplant is NOT a Cure, it's a New Lifestyle.
Resonantly I have heard of two transplant recipients who has died due to NOT taking their medications. Yup, they stopped taking their rejection medications because it has been years since their transplants, and we're feeling great.
My heart broke when I heard this news. Yes people do stop taking meds when they start feeling better, but it must be done under a doctors recommendations.
An organ transplant recipient, can NEVER NEVER NEVER stop your rejections meds. You will be on them for the rest of your life. One patient was a lung transplant recipient who stopped taking the medication because she was feeling great. By the time she was admitted into the hospital, unfortunately it was to late. She was in total rejection and their was nothing that could repair her lungs, and eventually died. She could not be placed back on the list, for reasons not complying with her transplant team.
I felt the need to share this. Personally myself, I can say I am always checking with my daughter "Did you take your pills" is something I probably say to her once a day.
So the moral of this post is
NEVER STOP TAKING YOUR REJECTION MEDICATION, IF YOU ARE FEELING GREAT THE MEDICATION IS WORKING........
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