Hello, everyone!I'm Velina, 21 yrs old, originally from Bulgaria (and currently living there for the moment)I had my liver transplant a month after i turned 20 (May, 2010)I've had a few complications…Continue
I was just looking at statistics as well and came across the question here. Funnily enough, this original post was 3 days before my transplant - 3/22/12, Dr. Steven Colquhoun Cedar Sinai LA. My donor was 10 years my junior (I'm 40 this…"
"Thank you for sharing. It is so encouraging to hear your how well you are doing and the story of the woman you mention who has had her transplant even longer. I just celebrated my 7th year post transplant this month and feel grateful for each new…"
"Long-Term Survival After Liver Transplantation in 4,000 Consecutive Patients at a Single Center
"Four thousand consecutive patients who underwent liver transplantation between February 1981 and April 1998 were included in this analysis and were…"
"It seems I read of someone who had one over 40 years. Sorry I can't recall the details.
You must realize nobody had a crystal ball as to how long anyone will live.
Statistics can be deceiving. Things are improving as more people get…"
"I received a liver as part of a multivisceral transplant and I have already been blessed with more than six years of life as a result. There have been times when I wondered about average survival rates for my kind of transplant just to get a basic…"
I read up on this topic after my first and second transplant. I am 35 right now, and had my first transplant when I was 32 and second when I was 34.
Here is a link to an article with some…"
"Worrying about "how long" is a waste of time. Nobody knows what, when, or where we'll die. When I received my transplant, in July 2009, one of the nurses told me a new liver was good for at least 25 years. That would make me 84.…"
"I think it's diff for each person ....Im 7 years out from my transplant Feb 05.....I had hep C contracted when I worked in an emer room back in med 70's..... so im probably past due....but some live much longer.....what liver you get, and…"
Velina, 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. I'm so glad you received your gift of life! We're liver buddies :) You should definitely read my story on my page. 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 around the cafe. How is everything going for you? Take care and enjoy the site...
Hi Velina and welcome, congratulations on your transplant. I saw your scar and I wouldnt worry about how it looks it will fade, mine looks a lot worse! How are you getting on? I found it quite difficult for the the first few months after all the trauma and waiting and then the operation itself. Anyway if you want any help or advice (not that I have anything other than a couple more months post transplant experience) feel free to ask. Keep well and all the best. Michael
Hi there Velina:
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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