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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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Walter Trout Moved Up On Liver Transplant Waiting List (A Top Story) - antiMUSIC.com


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Walter Trout Moved Up On Liver Transplant Waiting List (A Top Story)
antiMUSIC.com
On Monday Walter Trout Moved Up On Liver Transplant Waiting List was a top story. Here is the recap: (The Blues) Walter Trout has been moved to a hospital with a much shorter liver transplant waiting list, his wife Marie has confirmed. It means he's ...
Fears grow for Walter

Mumbai hospitals lagging far behind in liver transplant race - Daily News & Analysis


Mumbai hospitals lagging far behind in liver transplant race
Daily News & Analysis
It is the country's financial capital and also a medical tourism centre, but low liver transplants in the city has always been a cause for concern. Private hospitals, such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH) and Fortis hospital, had to bring ...

CPMC Liver, Kidney Transplant Programs Earn Recognition from SRTR - PR Web (press release)


CPMC Liver, Kidney Transplant Programs Earn Recognition from SRTR
PR Web (press release)
Sutter Health affiliate California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) has been identified as the nation's only hospital with both kidney and liver transplant programs that have higher-than-expected one- and three-year adult patient survivals that are ...

Daily Checkup: New approaches to treating liver problems in children - New York Daily News


New York Daily News

Daily Checkup: New approaches to treating liver problems in children
New York Daily News
“The liver is the factory that secretes bile, detoxifies medications and deals with almost all of the body's metabolism — of fat, carbohydrates and proteins," says Arnon. “Because there is no equivalent of dialysis that can replace liver function ...

Heavy drinkers to be considered for NHS liver transplants - The Guardian


The Guardian

Heavy drinkers to be considered for NHS liver transplants
The Guardian
People with a severe drink-related liver disease are to be considered for transplant for the first time, reopening the debate over whether people who are thought to bring ill health on themselves deserve expensive treatment. The decision by the NHS's ...
Heavy drinkers could receive liver transplants on NHS
Patients in Britain with alcohol-damaged livers may be eligible for ...
NHS to offer liver transplants to heavy drinkers
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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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