Living with a Kidney Transplant

Things will be different for you after a kidney transplant. Freedom from dialysis will be a game changer. However, there will be some post-surgery lifestyle adjustments to take into consideration. Learn what’s in store and what you need to know to thrive with your new kidney.

Mandy Trolinger’s Inspiring Journey is a presentation of Renal Support Network’s Hope Week. Hope Week is the Renal Support Network’s Annual Patient Education meeting. Mandy was diagnosed with kidney disease as a child. She shares her amazing story, which includes two pregnancies after a kidney transplant.

The big debate over marijuana and organ transplantation is cropping up across the country as cannabis use gains mainstream acceptance, medically and recreationally. How can marijuana affect one’s transplant evaluation? What are the unknowns for someone who needs a kidney or wants to be a kidney donor? Listen in to hear Transplant Nephrologist Dr. Rafael Villicana’s opinions on this controversial topic.

To hear a doctor say you have to give up your pet in order to get a kidney transplant is a nightmare. There are mixed messages in the healthcare community about having a pet and receiving a kidney transplant. Dr. Rafael Villicana discusses what you need to do and which animals need an extra level of care so transplant recipients can stay healthy.

Mandy Trolinger always knew that she wanted a child, but the two kidney transplants she had had meant that pregnancy and Kidney Disease was risky both for her and for the baby. She explains what she learned during her pregnancy and what she had to do to deliver the healthy baby boy whom she and her husband Steve named Brandon.

Exer – what??? Life Before and
After RSN’s Exercise Program

In 2018, after her second kidney transplant, Cheryl Moorman was finding it difficult to manage my weight. Because of my gratitude for my gift of life, I wanted to maintain my health by living a healthy lifestyle. Read her story to learn how she lost 25 pounds, feels stronger, and has much better balance.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized monoclonal antibodies for emergency use in people ages 12 and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and show little to no immune response or severe adverse reactions to the COVID vaccine.

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