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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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Family of liver transplant child to hold charity fun day - The Northern Echo


The Northern Echo

Family of liver transplant child to hold charity fun day
The Northern Echo
THE family of an eight-year-old girl who underwent a lifesaving liver transplant as a baby are planning a charity fun day. Eight-year-old Tegan Ross, of Darlington, was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a condition involving a build-up of bile which ...

Mother of Jackson native singer Laurice Lanier needs liver transplant; fund ... - Jackson Sun


Mother of Jackson native singer Laurice Lanier needs liver transplant; fund ...
Jackson Sun
West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation has set up a fund to raise money for Emma Bond Lanier, mother of Jackson native and singer Laurice Lanier, who needs a liver transplant, according to a news release. Emma Bond Lanier is in Virginia Commonwealth ...

Apollo completes 500 liver transplants on Pakistani patients - The Hindu


The Hindu

Apollo completes 500 liver transplants on Pakistani patients
The Hindu
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals claims to have completed 500 liver transplants on patients from Pakistan with a success rate of over 90 per cent. Announcing the achievement on Wednesday, Prof. Anupam Sibal, group medical director and senior paediatric ...
Pakistani boy, aged two, saved by vital liver transplant at Delhi hospital
One-year-old baby becomes 500th successful Pakistani liver transplant case in ...
Delhi Apollo Hospitals conducts liver transplants on 500 Pakistani patients

Stanford patient denied liver due to medical marijuana - abc7news.com


Stanford patient denied liver due to medical marijuana
abc7news.com
SALINAS, Calif. (KGO) -- A Stanford Hospital patient says he's being denied a liver transplant because of the medicine he's taking to help him survive -- medical marijuana. He spoke with ABC7 News about the need for change in organ transplant policies.

5K Run/Walk to benefit heart, liver transplant recipient - Victoria Advocate


5K Run/Walk to benefit heart, liver transplant recipient
Victoria Advocate
Proceeds from the event will go toward covering expenses for Mahan's upcoming heart and liver transplant, according to a news release. The entry fee is $10 per person. A DJ will provide music. Water will be provided for runners/walkers. The first five ...

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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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