Hi Jo How are you . I know its been a while but Im back in school trying to get in to the nursing program and have been super bussy. I hope you are doing well. What did you hear about your board? are you a civilian yet? I will send youa note on your e-mail Hope youre enjoying your spring. Take care
You are so right regarding the ALF experience. To wake up and find out that I had a new liver and was so close to death was quite an experience. It has really given me a new perspective on life as I'm sure you can relate. I believe, as you say, things do happen for a reason and this experience has made me stronger in a number ways. I pray that you will enjoy good health for years to come. God bless you and your son.
Ms. DeMary we share a similar story. On Sunday, March 2, 2008 my wife was deployed to Iraq with the Navy. The next day I began having flu-like symptoms. On Wednesday March 5, 2008 I was admitted to the hospital. It turns out I had Acute Liver Failure. I slipped into a coma and on March 10th with only hours to live I received the gift of life. I was 36 years old at the time and in perfect health; but I was exposed to a toxin aboard a ship I was stationed aboard that destroyed my liver in a relatively short time. Congratulations on being over two years post transplant. I wish you many more to come.
I see you are making new friends. God works in misterious ways. Hope all is well with you. My family and I are doing very well. We are in Illinois at this time, my father in-law flew us in to surprise my mother in-law fr her birth day. I see that you are friends with Mike, he and I are members of Team Maryland for the Transplant Games. Well gotta go fr now hope all your board stuff is is going well. take care and God Bless. Hooah
Hi, sounds like everything happened to you at once? I had a kidney/pancreas in 1995. I had a rejection episode within my first month, and thank God none since. Maybe you being rundown is a sign of your body going through soooo much, and the thought and worry of the review coming up. I do want to wish you and yours all the very best always. WHEN you get things straightened out. There is always room on team Maryland for you! Always looking for good teammates? Positive thinking leads to positive results. Take care, and God bless. Mike.
I am 17 months out. I think your transplant center is the best place to ask. I agree with Marke, I think that good lab numers is equal to good liver function. What you describe could be alot of things including the flu.
Hope your transplant center calls back soon.
Hey joanne, Im not a doctor but 15months post tx is a good teaching tool- I've been thru alot and ask millions of questions- early on my docs told me there are no stupid questions, its been my understanding good blood work = good liver function, have they changed or added new meds? don't freak out ( I used to whenever I felt a pain or weirdness in my abdomen trust in your doctors that they can handle things. I had to have several biopsies post tx and a few trips to the hospital. I'm only a few months behind you TX time and I hope you always stay that way. anyway at least reading this killed some time while your waiting for your tx team to get back to you
welcome I too am new at this site- what I found so far is great. all of us are brothers under the skin now, we know we are blessed,,lucky and making the best of our do'over in life. I never thought I'd get this far and I want to get back into living. its been a long hard, strange journey we are all in this together
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