I had my liver transplant 5 months ago and it's been a roller coaster ride. The lliver is working great so I can't complain. It's all the other things that occurred - gaining 70 lbs. of fluid; a leak in one of the connectors to the new liver; tubes to redirect bile due to leak; fluid around my right lung resulting in having 2 chest tubes (their removal was traumatically painful); discovery of an aortic anyurism (lucky to catch and fix it now). Spent more time in the hospital than at home. Then I got scared. Liver still doing well, but will all these other things do me in!
I finally was able to talk frankly, not only to help me cope with getting out of this depression, but allowing me to heal quicker. You can't underestimate the power of family, friends, and support staff at the hospital.
I still have a long way to go with recovery. As I read some of your blogs I realize that we all have stories but there is comfort knowing I'm not alone in this journey. Thanks for sharing.