Wednesday, May 2, 2012
May Transplant Evaluation Update
Quite a few changes since the last post! Bubbie and I met with a transplant nutritionist and a transplant social worker to ascertain whether we were on the ball enough to handle the constraints and problems associated with a dual transplant. A few days later, my case was presented to the heart transplant team and I was provisionally accepted to the heart transplant list. Now, I am being evaluated by the kidney team. So far, we have participated in a kidney transplant seminar, I had a chest MRI and I have had a second pulmonary evaluation. Next are a clinic appointment with the kidney transplant team and an abdominal ultrasound. The kidney team may also want us to meet with an oncologist and a hematologist to discuss long-ago bout with Hodgkins and my current intermittent anemia. We also need to attend a heart transplant seminar and complete several questionnaires. So maybe I'll be formally listed in June!