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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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Daughters fish for funds for dad's liver transplant - Daily Herald


Daily Herald

Daughters fish for funds for dad's liver transplant
Daily Herald
Humbling indeed, but that's the situation in which Nielsen finds himself as he awaits a lifesaving liver transplant. A rugged outdoorsman and former drywall installer, Nielsen has always been one to help others. Now working with the Utah Division of ...

Senators owner recovering well after liver transplant - Yahoo Sports


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Senators owner recovering well after liver transplant
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Toronto (Canada) (AFP) - Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is awake, talking and recovering well at a Toronto hospital following a liver transplant earlier this week, doctors said Thursday. The 55-year-old National Hockey League club owner's surgery ...
Melnyk Gets Liver Transplant, Recovering Well
Senators owner, donor doing well after liver transplant

4-year-old foster child in desperate need of liver transplant finds donor - KOKI FOX 23


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4-year-old foster child in desperate need of liver transplant finds donor
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A complete stranger has offered to donate part of his liver to a 4-year-old foster child who has been waiting at Pittsburgh Children's Hospital for the past month in desperate need of a transplant. WPXI learned that more than 500 people inquired about ...
Liver donor found for Trumbull County foster child

Man Who Received Double Lung & Liver Transplant Has Become A Bit Of A ... - CBS Local


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Man Who Received Double Lung & Liver Transplant Has Become A Bit Of A ...
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More than half of the recipients are believed to still be alive. One of them, Shaun McCabe, is the first person to receive a double lung and liver transplant in Colorado. CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh caught up with McCabe on Wednesday. It's a ...

Senators owner Eugene Melnyk stable after successful liver transplant - SI.com


Senators owner Eugene Melnyk stable after successful liver transplant
SI.com
Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is recovering and in stable condition after undergoing a successful liver transplant, the team announced Tuesday. The Senators said that the 55-year-old Melnyk and the anonymous donor are doing well after the ...

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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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