i have a question so what if I have a common cold at the time of transplant can I still be transplanted? Anybody know the answer?
Good question. I’m pre-transplant as well, and getting close so I’d like to know as well. :)
Great question! I think so - they'd probably just test you to make sure its not infectious/severe/anything other than a cold. I would imagine it would differ with individual cases though. Best thing to do if you're unsure is check with your team!
@Jtannen1987 - good question!
The best answer is, it depends. Rest assured, once you get 'the call', you'll be tested for sure. These days especially, testing for covid-19 is standard protocol at most transplant centers.
Since you are listed for a transplant, anytime you have any symptoms/side-effects/questions etc - no matter how small/petty it may appear, it's always a good idea to check with the team/doctors/nurse practitioners et. al.
Best of luck to you!
That is definitely a question for the transplant team. Right after surgery you will be on heavy immunosuppressants. What would be the effects of having an infection and then having your immune system suppressed? When I got to the hospital prior to my transplant, I had another chest X-ray, urine test and more blood work right before any surgery. Oh and of course a Covid test. I recently had a friend who was at the hospital and prepped for surgery when his Covid test came back positive. No surgery.
From what I understood, any illness/virus can postpone a surgery 😩but definitely check with your team. I’m sure it differs everywhere.
It is definitely a judgement call by your transplant team, I had surgery with bronchitis. I was coughing the night before surgery, but they gave me antibiotics and I did just fine.
Hi @cturtle how long has it been since you had your transplant? That's great you were able to get it with the antibiotics. Welcome to our community!
I am gratefully ten years post-transplant.