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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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Troy teen first to receive liver transplant under collaborative program - The Macomb Daily


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Troy teen first to receive liver transplant under collaborative program
The Macomb Daily
Jaylin Daniels sits with his mother, Sylvia Dewan, at Children's Hospital of Michigan. The 15-year-old Troy teen was the first recipient of a liver transplant through a new collaborative program between Children's Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital ...
First Pediatric Liver Transplant Performed at the Children's Hospital of Michigan

Medical Edge: Liver transplant - WKRC TV Cincinnati


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Medical Edge: Liver transplant
WKRC TV Cincinnati
Dr. Shah said, "The idea behind the transplant is although he had cancer all over his liver, and it still looked like it on his cat-scan, we would take the whole liver out and then put a new liver in. So the question was could we cure him by doing a ...

Liver transplant is normal, say donors - The Hindu


The Hindu

Liver transplant is normal, say donors
The Hindu
Is liver donation as simple as blood donation? Liver donors say that they had no problem in helping those close to them and want others to follow them. Engineering student Mani Keerthi had a severe attack of jaundice and her liver stopped functioning.

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
Pakistan toddler gets new lease of life in India
One-year-old baby 500th liver recipient from Pakistan

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Comment by joanie brandon on November 13, 2011 at 10:37am
Hello everyone, I am new to transplant cafe, I am going into seven years into my transplant,I'm on3mg a day of pro graft, 250 mg of cellcept. Experience three rejections. But I'm still here. Loving everyday. I'm gllad to part of a group who experience things that I've been going through or had no one to talk to. So, I say Happy Anniversary & Congratulation to all of us
Comment by Bobbiejo Winfrey on November 13, 2011 at 10:30am

Dear Tom,

Congratulations on your two year transplant anniversary! I hope you have a wonderful day full of reasons to smile. I hope many, many more celebrations await you.

I too am so thankful for the support and kindness from everyone here. It helps tremendously to know one is not alone. May all be abundantly blessed. 

Comment by Stu L on November 13, 2011 at 10:20am

It's encouraging to see the success many of you have had with the Hep treatment,. I am curious if  anyone had tried pre trnplt? with the lack of success I had?  I didn't respond at all before transplant.   

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!

 

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