Organ Transplant: At the Hospital
Before You Leave the Hospital
Although you may be tired, pay attention to the information you'll get about what comes next.
You'll have to take drugs to prevent organ rejection, called immunosuppressants. Make sure you understand your medications, and know how to recognize side effects so you can let your doctor know right away if there's a problem.
Be aware of the possible complications of your surgery, too, so you can tell if something isn't right.
Ask about limits on your daily activity as well as driving restrictions, so you can arrange for someone to help you get through the day and to lend a hand around your home if you'll need it. Remember: Your social worker is key to this process. They can help you figure out your options and find the support you'll need.