"Mona, I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to the Cafe! This site is amazing and you will find so much support and meet a lot of wonderful people here. Thanks so much for supporting organ donation! I had a liver almost 4 years ago, at the age of…"
Mar 7, 2010
Mona Hutchins is now a member of TransplantCafe.com - The Gift of eLife!
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I personally know a young lady the same age as my younger daughter who is waiting for a liver donor, and following her journey intently. I personally see the struggle of those who need transplants and have also seen the need for public education regarding donation. Many myths surround donation that, with education, will be dispelled.
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I’d like to welcome you to the Transplant Café. You are now a member of a warm, friendly, supportive, caring, understanding, sensitive and informative site. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask and I’ll be glad to help you out. So glad you are here and again welcome to the Transplant Café. Also, if you could please add a photo of yourself or something that represents you or your experience with transplantation, or a pet, etc. to your profile so we can get to know you better. It's really easy! Just click this link for the new members guide where you'll find instructions on how to add a photo.
Here’s a link that might help you get started: www.transplantcafe.com/forum/topic/show?id=2024407:Topic:2985
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Mona, I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to the Cafe! This site is amazing and you will find so much support and meet a lot of wonderful people here. Thanks so much for supporting organ donation! I had a liver almost 4 years ago, at the age of 21. Click here to join my kitchen for some yummy recipes and tips on how to stay healthy! Also, click here for a helpful link to show you how to add a picture to your profile so we can get to know you better :) I truly hope she receives her liver soon! Is she a part of this site yet? Take care and enjoy the site...
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Thanks for the sweet welcome to this site!Im in the insurance phase , testing which my insurance paid for about $30,00 worth of testing.Can I ask how long did you have to wait once you were on the list?I have hepatic encephalopathy and have been to hospital twice in less than 6 months. The first visit I was pretty much out of my head. Finally adjusting the lactulose and x drug . Everyone I came in contact with was just rubbing me the wrong way.Second visit finally got the lactulose working right. Thanks to Dr. Panel one of the transplant doctors in Baptist Hospital Oklahoma City.See More
"Hi thanks for the advise, Currently I am taking Prograf 1mg twice a day, also I had my medical test done last week and everything was normal except indirect bilirubin, which was 1.57 (should be max 0.80). Also the cause of my liver failure was…"
"A little bit of alcohol now and then will not kill you however, I don't know what medications you take. You should check and see if any say not to take with alcohol. If you have hep C or any other kind of hepatitis,stay away from…"
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?