Joe Bartholomew

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Were you on dialysis before your transplant?


Did you have a live or deceased donor, if live how did you know them?


When and where did your surgery take place?

04/30/19 Cleveland Clinic Cleveland Ohio

How long did your surgery take from start to finish?

6 hours

How was your pain before and after the surgery?

Minimal three

How many days did you spend in the hospital?


Explain your post transplant clinic visits. How often and for how long did you see the clinic?

Two days a week so far

How old were you when you had your first surgery?


How long did or has your kidney transplant lasted?

1 week so far

How many transplants have you had?


What meds are you on post transplant?


Compare your post transplant diet vs. your pre-transplant diet.

Same- WFPB

How soon after, if at all, did you begin drinking alcohol?


How soon after, if at all, did you begin smoking and/or using marijuana or CBD?


How soon after did you begin having sexual intercourse?

Not yet

If applicable, how soon after did you get pregnant?


After transplant, have you ever had a rejection? If so, what happened?


How long after transplant until you returned to working.


How long after transplant until you began exercising?

Not yet

How often do you get your blood work done, 3 months post, 6 months post, 1 year+ post transplant?

Twice weekly Under three months post

What kind of setbacks or hiccups have you had shortly after transplant?


Were are you from?

Ohio USA

Of what ethnicity are you?

White or Caucasian

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