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    southernharleylady posted:
    my boyfriend has liver cancer and is going to have a liver transplant. he also will be having open heart surgery for 2 blockages. his energy level is zapped completely. could someone offer some advice or suggestions
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    MrsCora01 responded:
    I found that after I had my blockages taken care of, I had more energy. That may or may not be part of the problem as he has the cancer. Sorry I can't be more help, but anything that helps the heart should help him to feel better. Cora
     
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    NotYetAlive responded:
    I had a liver transplant over 20 years ago, SHL, and at 16 I weighed less than 90 pounds. I took nine months for me to learn to walk again, cos I was so very weak when I went into the hospital and lost what little muscle mass I had being in bed that long a time. But here I am, more than 20 years later. I've even had six transplant rejection episodes and survived. That doesn't mean I've always wanted to survive, mind you...and in fact, in several of the rejection episodes I was the one to blame. I survived all that, and I did so without what your boyfriend has: the genuine love of a lady who clearly cherishes him. I can't speak on the the heart surgery stuff, since I've never been there. But if I could survive my transplant without love, your boyfriend certainly survive his transplant with love. :smile:
     
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    John-SKPT responded:
    The coronary issues probably need to be cared for first. I wouldn't count on a liver transplant right away, since the immunosuppressive drugs required after transplant can often promote new cancers. Theyd probably treat the cancer less dramatically than transplant to see if the good liver tissue will regenerate on its own over time. Only as a last resort would a liver transplant be an option. Stay in touch.


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