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    fleeback posted:
    Hi everybody. I'm 54 and had a Liver transplant on 1/1/14. I'm looking forward to using this site.
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    holly69 responded:
    Congratulations! How are you feeling? I am awaiting transplant, I have a MELD of 19 and think I have a bit of a wait in front of me. Did you have false alerts of livers that just didn't make the cut at the last minute? They told us to prep for that.

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    tuna51 responded:
    Good for you. I'm 63 and had a liver TX 9/99. 9 months later, because of stenosis (where the main artery is connected became too tight), I had a Hepatic Artery TX.
    Lots of things went down. Therapy with peg. then 14 months on interferon/ribavarin. All to no avail, but that was back in 06 and I'm still working out in the sun all day and doing ok. I've had cirrhosis for about 6 years, but it's stable.
    I do catch some bugs because of the lowered immune system.
    I tell you all this to encourage you to enjoy every new day as a gift. Hang in there, stay informed. Be your own advocate. I had one local doc that didn't like having to follow instr. from my transplant team. Thought he knew better!?!? I got rid of that guy.
    So, keep on rocking. I see you have a pic of a guitarist so, I'll leave you on this:
    C G Am. The whole song! And the song? Simple Man. Skynrd Baby. Peace bro. Tuna
     
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    lainsky responded:
    Congrats! I had a liver transplant 3/21/13. I had what holly69 was referring to. 4th liver offered was the one I got. No one told me I should prepare for that.
    How are you doing? I'm finally back to working out & hoping to get this extra weight off soon!
    Recovery takes time. Don't rush yourself.
    Have a great day!
     
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    lainsky replied to holly69's response:
    Hi holly69. I had my transplant 3/21/13. Yes I had the false hopes of livers offered. It's quite the emotional rollercoaster, but I learned to look at it this way: "It's not the right liver for me. Maybe something's wrong with it, or my body would reject it. Just not the right one."
    That helped me deal with that part a lot easier.
    The 4th one offered was the one transplanted. Best wishes for your transplant & recovery.
     
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    msbirdie917 responded:
    Hi fleeback!! You are really new! How are you feeling? I am 8 months out from liver and kidney transplant. Still recovering. Trying to get my muscle tone back. I was very sick and mostly in the hospital year and a half before I got the call Praise the Lord! I just got on this site myself. Just found it tonite.Love your picture of Kiss! I am totally a Kiss fan! Like the original group the best.Feel beter and don't rush it . They keep saying we will get stronger!
     
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    msbirdie917 replied to holly69's response:
    Hello Holly Hope you are feeling good tonite. I am a recipient of a liver and kidney. Was 8 months ago. My MELD score was 19 for several months before I got sick enough to be put on the transplant list.I believe my score was 38 or 39 and my kidneys were functioning at less than 20%.I don't mean to sound like a downer. When were you diagnosed with liver disease? Hang in there Holly. Lets talk again soon.Love Ya! I will put you on my prayer list. Do not give up.


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