Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    If you have had an organ transplant then you may want to also become a member of these communities if they are applicable to your condition to share your experience:
    Diabetes and Kidney Community
    Kidney Disorders Community
    WebMD Diabetes Community
    WebMD Hepatitis Community
    WebMD Heart Disease Community
    i need help and advic
    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
    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
    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:
    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.

    Spotlight: Member Stories

    19 years out: post kidney transplant,Diabetic,triple by pass on heart,every side effect from diabetes are present and getting very hard to deal with. ...More

    Helpful Tips

    How To Upload A Profile Picture
    How to Upload a Profile picture: 1. Click My Exchange Profile. (left sidebar) or My Account (top right corner) 2. The click Change my ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    8 of 16 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.