So what's it like to be the recipient of an organ transplant and having to deal with immunosuppressant drugs? How does your life change? How often do you have to take your drugs? What are the weird details of daily life that outsiders don't know about? Are there any insurance hassles? I have a fair idea of what it's like to be diabetic because of coworkers who have this condition but I don't know anything about the life of organ transplant recipients and I'd like to know more. Any help you could provide would be deeply appreciated.
posted by jason's_planet
on Mar 23, 2013 -
Help me stop gaslighting myself. I need to take better care of myself physically and emotionally, because invalidating my own problems is going nowhere. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 29, 2012 -
Writing a story... What is a malady or health issue that is 1) hereditary, 2) difficult to diagnose in an unborn child, 3) makes life particularly difficult (mentally or physically) for someone who has it? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy
on Mar 16, 2012 -
What did you do without removing your tonsils
that helped reduce the frequency of your bouts of tonsillitis? [more inside]
posted by telegraph
on Jan 3, 2012 -
In what medical circumstances might someone with a terminal cancer diagnosis not appear obviously sick? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese
on Apr 18, 2010 -
What is the FIRST thing I should do to repair my battered
immune system after a prolonged period of abuse? [more inside]
posted by desjardins
on Feb 10, 2010 -
California Employment Law: If an employee is sick, can an employer mandate that the employee provide a doctor's note in order to take time off to get well? [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Sep 18, 2009 -
YouAreNotMyDoctorFilter: Last night I was rudely awakened in the very early morning by an intense abdominal pain. I managed to make it to my computer, only to freak myself out about all the possibilities it could be. How serious does this seem, and is it reasonable to just keep a watchful eye on it? [more inside]
posted by ThyroidBob
on Apr 5, 2009 -
How do I expose my 2 1/2 year old son to people who have handicaps, or chronic illnesses like CP or MS?
posted by MrMulan
on Mar 2, 2007 -
Erm, I just ate raw swordfish. I mean, it was microwaved for a couple minutes. But mostly-- ceviche. Am I gonna die? [more inside]
posted by greggish
on May 22, 2006 -
I catch colds with alarming frequency- five or six times a year. If I make any sort of contact with somebody else who is sick, I can expect to have what they have within a day or two. I'm 21, HIV negative (recently tested and long abstinent), a vegetarian with a healthy diet, I excercise frequently and I take vitamins. I'm also currently taking Lexapro for depression. My question is twofold: first, what's wrong with me? Doctors insist that I'm fine. Second, what can I do to keep from getting sick so often in the future?
posted by anonymous
on Feb 10, 2005 -
I've had the flu since Wednesday. I haven't left my apartment since Friday. A friend just told me that I won't get better unless I air out my apartment and take a walk outside. Is that true? Can germs live in your bedsheets?
I'd readily go outside, but there's two feet of snow and it's fourteen degrees out.
posted by jsavimbi
on Jan 23, 2005 -
Does anyone else here have a bad disease? How do you deal with it-especially the bad days? [MI] [more inside]
posted by aacheson
on Sep 22, 2004 -
My pregnant sister is currently experiencing placenta previa
, which means she will require total bedrest for the next six weeks until the baby (her first) is delivered caesarean. Additionally her husband is undergoing both chemo and radiation for throat cancer until November. This means they will both be incapacitated for awhile....(MI) [more inside]
posted by dhoyt
on Sep 4, 2004 -
Cat flu: I'm looking after a cat for a friend, and she recently (yesterday) got a runny nose, and coughs some. She also appears listless and bored. I'm stuck at work and will get her to the vet ASAP, but for now I need some reassurance that this isn't fatal? Thanks!
posted by jon_kill
on Jul 22, 2004 -