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This is a group for all people who have had liver transplants. Feel free to say how long you have been a recipient and what medication you are on. Some doctors hope to have their patients off all medications, any thoughts?

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Liver transplantation - Deccan Herald


Liver transplantation
Deccan Herald
The estimated cost for the liver transplant is Rs 29,00,000. She is currently undergoing treatment at BGS Global Hospitals. Send in your donations to Sarala Devi, account number 20049833119, IFSC code SBIN0007985, State Bank of India, Vijayanagar ...

Facebook networking helps raise 18 lakh for life-saving liver transplant - TheHealthSite


TheHealthSite

Facebook networking helps raise 18 lakh for life-saving liver transplant
TheHealthSite
A month and a half ago Srijani Halder had slipped into a coma following the sudden onset of jaundice that irreversibly damaged her liver. Her life-saving liver transplant came in the form of an odd mix of family support and the social network. While ...

Staten Island Survivors: Liver transplant brings new life and new fight to 24 ... - SILive.com


Staten Island Survivors: Liver transplant brings new life and new fight to 24 ...
SILive.com
It's the day the Huguenot resident received a new liver — just 17 days before his 22 birthday on July 24. "New liver, new life" says the bracelet the almost 25-year-old wears and shares with supporters. It is a matching set with his Matt's Biliary ...

Medical director leaves St. Luke's liver transplant program - Kansas City Star


Medical director leaves St. Luke's liver transplant program
Kansas City Star
In March, St. Luke's said it had temporarily suspended its 3-year-old liver transplant program because its surgical director, Henry Randall, had left. St. Luke's patients who were on the waiting list for a liver transplant were transferred to other ...

Penn Medicine Study: Liver Transplant Patients Who Receive Organs from ... - Penn: Office of University Communications


Penn Medicine Study: Liver Transplant Patients Who Receive Organs from ...
Penn: Office of University Communications
Research derived from early national experience of liver transplantation has shown that deceased donor liver transplants offered recipients better survival rates than living donor liver transplants, making them the preferred method of transplantation ...

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Comment by Lee Rivera on March 17, 2010 at 11:04am
13 years post transplant. On 2 mg Prograf twice a day. Have not had any problem once I left the xplant center at University Hospital, San Antonio, TX. AM 68 years. Have lived to see my grandkids! First had problem in 1993 with a major bleed. started throwing up blood when I came home from work. If anyone wants to read more of my story just ask. Just don't want to bore anyone.
Comment by Bobbiejo Winfrey on February 26, 2010 at 6:40am
Congratulations Burnie. Wow, 15 years. I am only a little more than four years beyond my transplant. I agree with Bonnie. Hearing from people like you who have done so well is certainly encouraging. May you continue to do well, and may life bring you many new blessings.
Comment by bobbie c on February 26, 2010 at 3:26am
congrats burnie. so nice to hear stories like that. makes me miss the bay area.. you give newbies hope
Comment by Burnie Schultz on February 26, 2010 at 1:22am
15 years since Liver TX [25 Feb 1995] at UCSF Medical Center CA. Happy to report no problems since i left the TX center in May 1995. Have not been back since. On 3mg of FK506/Prograf, 5mg Prednisone. Will be switching to the generic TACROLIMUS in March. Will be at 2010 Transplant Games in Madison WI this year. On team NORTHWEST [AK OR WA]. Live in Alaska........Burnie
Comment by bobbie c on February 8, 2010 at 4:34am
thank you all for your birthday wishes. i am so grateful to celebrate another birthday. thank you
Comment by Laura on February 5, 2010 at 10:40am
Thank you for your information Sylvia and I wish your friend all the very best. I will be thinking and praying for her..and for you too :)
Yes, I agree that we are all blessed xox
Comment by sylvia edwards on February 4, 2010 at 6:10pm
CONT......OOPS.....WE ARE ENJOYING SOME SNOWRIGHT NOW.....SYLVIA
Comment by sylvia edwards on February 4, 2010 at 6:08pm
LAURA, I HAVE ONLY BEEN TX ONCE LIVER AT DUKE UNIV MED CNTR...I DO HAVE A FRIEND THERE NOW.....AWAITING HER SECOND LIVER...WELL, ACTUALLY HER 3RD....1ST WAS FROM HER BROTHER....DIDNT KICK IN AND SHE WAS SPIRILING DOWNHILL....SO JUST A FEW DAYS FOLLOWING LIVE DONOR SHE WAS TX AGAIN WITH WHOLE CADAVER LIVER.......SHE HAS PBC PRIMARY BILLIARY CIRRHOSIS....AND IT CAME BACK ONTO THIS LIVER WITH A VENGANCE, SO SHE HAD MULTI PROBS, INCLUDING KIDNEYS.....SO A NEW LIVER ISHER OPTION....SHE IS AT DUKE UNIV HOSP NOW WAITING....I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW THIS ONE COMPARES FOR HER WITH HER PREVIOUS TRANSPLANT.........WISH I COULD HELP YOU MORE....MY THINKING IS THAT "EACH" TRANSPLANT IS DIFFERENT IN DIFFERENT WAYS WHETHER ON THE SAME PERSON OR NOT.....I LIVE IN WESTERN MTNS OF NC ABOUT 5 1/2 HRS FROM DUKE......WE ENJOYING SOME NOW RIGHT NOW.......HANG TUFF......WE'RE ALL BLESSED.....YOU'LL BE FINE ....JUST RELAX AND LEAVE IT TO THE DOCS .....SYLVIA EDWARDS
Comment by Laura on February 4, 2010 at 4:04pm
Hi Joe, Thank you for all your info. I met with my surgeon today and he told me that he wanted to hold off on re-transplantation right now. He wants to wait and see how my PTC tubes are doing (more waiting..bah lol). He said I am obviously getting a mix of information and from here on in I am to only listen to him, my hepatologist or the head of radiology....take what any other doctors I see while in ER/hosp. with a grain of salt.
He is presenting my case and will mail me what the outcome of the meeting is.
I am glad to hear that you are doing well and hope you continue to do great.

If I am given the option of transplantation or an attempt at bile duct surgery, I will be opting for tx.
Comment by Joe Rosario on February 2, 2010 at 4:19pm
Hi Laura. I hope you are doing well. I wanted to let you know that I did have 2 transplants with the first (04/18/07) being a live donor from my brother and then the second transplant coming 3 1/2 weeks later (05/14/07). For me they just had to remove my existing staples. Although I don't know for certain I suspect that they would follow your existing scar. Due to complications, not to mention that the first transplant just didn"t work, my second transplant was much easier then the first. I understand the anxiety but I'm sure you will be fine.
I know I probably didn't ease your fear of the unknown but I wanted you to know that you I will be thinking of you. Good luck with everything.
 

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