Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Can Transplant Recipients Take Characteristics From Their Donors???

Hmmmm.....very strange, but fascinating. Seems to happen with heart transplant survivors. Check out this link. What do you think?

4 comments:

Pam said...

I wondered about this too because I started craving vegetables after my transplant. Now, anyone who knows me, knows I HATED vegetables! My first restaurant food after surgery was Ruby Tuesday's and when my plate came, it head steamed broccoli on it. I dove into it with a gusto and Ohhed and Ahhhed over how good it was and proceeded to eat my husband's helping too. He was so amazed because he had always seen me eat vegetables under protest. Now the craving is not as strong but I still don't turn my nose up at vegetables. Friday I go back to the clinic and unfortunately my heart has some issues now that are unrelated to kidney transplant but are much complicated by it. Seems I'll be spending some more time at UAB but hopefully not as long as before.

Vicky said...

Oh Pam! I am so sorry you have other issues now with your heart. Keep me updated.

I found this fascinating. A lot of people say "something" is different than before.

Stephen said...

Of course things are different than before , you're healthier, you're in better shape! I have no Idea about kidney , liver, or other transplants, but as a Victor over a Heart Transplant , I say that considering that the heart is "denerveated" in that it has no nerves to it , I sure don't have any cravings, other than to live the best , do the most , and reach the highest in life I can. While doing so help everyone I can in the process. Stephen M. Harrelson

Vicky said...

Very true words Stephen. Congrats on your heart. SOunds like a good one!