Regularly Irregular


Virtually everyone that has had a solid organ transplant is on anti-rejection medicines, aka immunosuppressants. There are different combinations, different manufactures and different doses for the patients. And, lots of different drug reactions

Among many of my transplant friends, there seems to be one common theme in our side effects. Gastrointestinal issues. I’ve called it being “regularly irregular”.

There are days where everything is normal ….. all systems are a “go”.

The next day, at some point to be determined by a maximum distance from the “facilities”, the sudden urge to “run” will over come you. And a fast walk is then required.

Next, will be a period of days ……. how many days is truly up to the drug gods ……. where no matter how high you jump, no matter how hard you try, nothing happens. And, I mean NOTHING ….. The salmon dinner you ate 3 nights ago is still bottled up inside of you ……. as is everything else you’ve consumed since.

Can we take thing to offset these “issues”? Yes, you can, but do you know which one you’ll need today? Are you sure you need to “go”? Or to “stop”? Do you want to “start” something that doesn’t need your “help”?

Rinse and repeat the cycle ……… Regularly Irregular

But, I digress ……. as this post has really gone to “pot”.

Or, as my grandson says, “It’s water down the drain”.

Gone to Pot

About DAP

I am a heart transplant recipient and these are my stories and thoughts. My desire is to assist others pre or post heart transplant in anyway possible. Please feel free to contact me if you have a question.
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