seasonal inflammation after transplant
An_250933 posted:
had a kidney/pancreas transplant and now have inflammation affecting the left side of my body from my foot up through my shoulder which seems to get worse in the spring and summer. transplant hosp says I am "complicated case". I am frustrated because it affects everything I want to do. I can't work or anything else which requires not sitting down. Is there something that I can do to bring down the inflammation during the spring and summer.

I have also heard that it may be possible to change from one transplant hospital to another for care. What are the guidelines to accomplish this?
mrscora01 responded:
Hi there. I am a PAK (pancreas after kidney). I have no experience with the sort of swelling that you mention. For the first year or so I did have some slight swelling on the side of my new kidney, but that went away. I hope you can find some resolution to this issue.

As for changing transplant center, I have not done this either, but know of some people who have. I don't think it's that big of a deal. Just find a new doc you like and have the records transferred. A good place to meet others like us is Transplant Friends. They have a kidney/pancreas board. Best of luck to you.