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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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KU Hospital opposes changes to the way transplant livers are distributed - Lawrence Journal World


KU Hospital opposes changes to the way transplant livers are distributed
Lawrence Journal World
A national transplant liver committee recently recommended a reduction in the number of organ sharing districts in the country to lessen the geographic disparity in available livers. KU Hospital physicians, however, say the change would transfer the ...

Couple who met as liver transplant patients in hospital are now ENGAGED - Mirror.co.uk


Mirror.co.uk

Couple who met as liver transplant patients in hospital are now ENGAGED
Mirror.co.uk
Wayne Boden, 48, and Shelley Flowers, 34, fell head over heels in love on a hospital ward. Wayne was awaiting his transplant in July 2012 when he got chatting to autoimmune hepatitis sufferer Shelley. She had already had her op and was later discharged ...

Fundraiser in Bridgeville to help family after liver transplant - Tribune-Review


Fundraiser in Bridgeville to help family after liver transplant
Tribune-Review
John Thomas went to UPMC Montefiore, and a liver transplant took place June 2. Both were released after only nine days. Doctors had said to anticipate being in the hospital about a month, Kristi Thomas said. To prepare for the transplant, John Thomas ...

British hospital performs world's first revived liver transplant - Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

British hospital performs world's first revived liver transplant
Telegraph.co.uk
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham carried out the first ever life-saving liver transplant operation 32 years ago (PA Wire). A machine called Organ Assist pumps the blood through two blood vessels, which "revitalises" the organ by simulating the ...
Black Country liver transplant patient in world first
Birmingham hospital becomes first in world to revive a liver for transplant
Birmingham medics bring dead liver back to life

Liver transplant proposal could negatively impact KU Hospital - Kansas City Business Journal (blog)


Liver transplant proposal could negatively impact KU Hospital
Kansas City Business Journal (blog)
The proposal aims to create a more equal distribution chain for patients needing liver transplants. Currently, donor livers are distributed across 11 regions in the U.S. The Health Resources Services Administration is proposing dropping the number of ...

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Comment by Tom Russell on November 13, 2011 at 8:43am

To all my friends on the Transplant Café. Today is my two
year Liverversary. I want to take a moment to thank all my friends here that have supported me, uplifted me, and friended me over the time I’ve been a part of this amazing group of people. In my times of trouble and dishearteness, you have been my strength, my lifelines. Some of you I have grown very close to while others of you have been occasional but special acquaintances. I would  like to thank Lil. She befriended me from the outset of my time here and has been my cheerleader and confidant. She wouldn’t let me give up. She would crash my most extreme pity parties and calm me in my distress. Thanks Lil. To those of you that I keep in regular contact, thank you for being my friends and listening and sharing. It has meant so much to have your friendship. I cherish the role every one of you has played in my return to life. Thank you all. This is a wonderful site that has brought me to a place I am now where I feel a part of something. Not alone against the world as I felt after my transplant.

Again, Thanks you all. Tom

Comment by Jennifer Morgan on November 12, 2011 at 4:10pm

wow, it sounds like most of you are on lower doses than me, I wonder why that is??

 

Comment by Penny on November 12, 2011 at 3:03pm

I am almost 4 years post transplant (Jan. 6) and I take 1mg Prograf 2x day.  Yearly checkups started last year.  I never had any problems since my transplant.  I did treatment for Hep C after transplant and am undetectable since.  I am very blessed to be alive.

 

Congratulations on fifteen years!  Wow!  What an inspiration you are. 

Comment by Bobbiejo Winfrey on November 12, 2011 at 6:22am

Dear Lee,

Congratulations on nearing fifteen years post transplant! It is stories like yours that give me hope, and I appreciate you sharing. I am so glad you have been able to meet and enjoy being with your grandchildren. I hope you may have much, much more time to spend with them and may find new reasons to smile and hope each and every day. Many blessings are wished for you and your donor family.

Comment by Bobbiejo Winfrey on November 12, 2011 at 6:17am

I just had my sixth transplant anniversary last month, and the only things I am taking for the transplant are Prograf 2mg twice daily and Bactrim three times a week as a bacterial infection preventative. I am on some other medications for other reasons, but I have felt blessed that I have been on such a relatively low dose of Prograf for so long (most of the six years, except perhaps the first year having the most changes in dosage) with only a few very minor episodes of rejection. Best of wishes to all for peace and good health.

Comment by Lee Rivera on November 11, 2011 at 9:54pm

I am now almost 15 years post transplant.  My transplant meds are 1 mg prograf twice a day.  Have had no problems since transplant.  Down to one check up a year.  Due for check up in March, had transplant Feb 15, 1997.  I now have 2 grand kids I didn't have before xplant.  One is almost 8 and the other 3.  Thanks to the Reeves family of Round Rock TX for the gift of life.

 

Comment by Jennifer Morgan on November 11, 2011 at 9:26pm

not sure what the metoprol and imetrx is but I hope to someday be down to the bare minimum dosage on prograf/tacro...when I get to 2 mg I will think of you!  thanks for sharing!

Comment by Gordon Dowis on November 11, 2011 at 9:03pm

I too have been blessed for 5 years, and for meds I am taking at this time , 2mg prograff 2X day, 100mg metoprol 2X day, imetrx 1 50mg as needed for migrans. A huge drop over the years, YEA

 

Comment by Jennifer Morgan on November 11, 2011 at 8:49pm

I am going to be 5 years post liver transplant in march, I had a baby 1 year ago, and I am back down to 3 mg tacro 2x day...I have had no complications and thought this was a decent amount of meds...just curious where everybody else was at with the dosage.

 

Comment by Stu L on November 11, 2011 at 7:36pm

For trplt meds I am only on prograf was 1mg 2x just raised to 3x daily.  for Hep I take 180u  weekly, and 3 ribasphere 200mg daily.

In general they also have ne take a vitamin , magnesium and calcium and prilosec. not sure why prilosec.  I was taking a diuretyic but doesn't seem to matter anymore.  Does this seem to be the norm? 

Are the trials for post transplant.? 

 

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