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David F
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Username: Davidf

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2017
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Interested to understand some real world experience with safe eating. These questions may seem trivial in the context of life saving transplants, but at the same time, it's nice to have a perspective, so I wonder if people who have had solid organ transplant for a while have a view.

Having eaten soft boiled eggs and smoked salmon and sushi all my life and never become sick, what is the risk of becoming sick from said food items after a transplant? White Blood Cell count varies depending on meds, but it's usually around 4.5 and right now is at 7, which is within the "normal" range for someone not on immune suppressant drugs. So would a person in that WBC range be at significant risk eating a not fully hard boiled egg or even smoked salmon compared to anyone else? Is it all about one's WBC or are there other factors?
Hostess Risť
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Username: Rise

Post Number: 18416
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Friday, October 27, 2017 - 06:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Hi David
It is possible to catch E-coli from soft eggs. I do not like smoked salmon because of some of the preservatives that are used.Sushi is out of the question. California rolls use processed crab meat (yuck)
I use to love eating sushi pre transplant but would always break out and I finally figured out it was the sushi.

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David F
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Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 09:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

Thanks for the response. My smoked salmon doesn't have preservatives, but in any case, it's rather a separate matter as it doesn't relate to issues with transplant patients in particular. The thing with e-coli and soft boiled eggs is that I have never heard of anyone getting sick from them. Most people eat eggs which are not fully cooked to hard, so wouldn't we see some instances of illness from eggs if it really was a concern? As regards sushi, again, have never broken out or got sick from it and all sushi here is flash frozen and so kills bacteria. I just wonder if the relative concern is so slight a to make it meaningless. I want to worry about stuff I really should be worried about.
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Post Number: 18418
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Posted on Friday, November 10, 2017 - 09:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post

I do not know what to say. Try not to worry
After your transplant, I would be concerned with what you consume as in the beginning you are more suppressed than years later after tx.
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