I Am Waiting For a Liver Transplant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 42 People

    It Saved My Moms Life

    my mom was diagnosed with hep c with cirrhosis. in 2008 she got really sick, i was 20 then. the local hospitals would not do anything to help her, then we found out about the mayo clinic in jacksonville florida. we got my mom there as soon as we could once we got there she spent...
    anonymus1109 anonymus1109
    22-25
    3 Responses Jan 18, 2012

    I Wanto To Be A Liver Donor.

    My name is Ricardo Antor, blood type -   O POSITIVE,  - which from what I know it make me almost an universal donor.   I am sorry to intrude, but I would like to be a liver donor. Hoppe I can help.   I am a caucasian spanish male from Venezuela, 48...
    v8s50vqgu8 v8s50vqgu8
    41-45
    1 Response May 20, 2010

    Liverserum, Waiting For A Liver, Meld 19 And Hep C

     I've fust recently been listed in New England and am thinking about getting listed in Inide. Does anyone have experience with that? Also, I'm working on a manuscript for a book about my experience with Hep C, the medical system and how I got here. Please check it out at www...
    liverserum liverserum
    46-50
    Aug 15, 2011

    My Dad Needs A Liver ( Liver Donor Must Be A+ve, A-ve,o+ve Or O-ve)

    hi..this is Rohit. My dad needs 2 have a liver transplant surgery but we have not been able to find a potential donor with the same blood group in the family. His blood group is A+ and mine is B+. So, if anyone is in the need of a liver transplant swap, so that I can donate my...
    rohitsarewar rohitsarewar
    22-25
    3 Responses Aug 9, 2011

    My Mom Needs A Liver Transplant And I Want To Be Her Ltd

    My mother has had AIDS and cirrhosis of the liver for a long time now. She is 54 and I will be 27 next month. I have severe agoraphobia and trouble being alone. I want to give my mother part of my liver. I'm very scared of hospitals, leaving my city, and anesthesia, But of all...
    jessicapaulinepratt jessicapaulinepratt
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 4, 2012

    Don't Know How Much Longer..

    Hello, i'm 17 years old and 14 months ago my grandmother was diagnosed with stage 3 cirossis (spelling?) of the liver. She has recently been getting progressivly worse, and i feel absolutly helpless. A few days ago she was sent to the hospital for acute kidney failure and has...
    mknsymrdth123 mknsymrdth123
    16-17
    1 Response Jun 1, 2011

    Waiting Patiently, Lol.

    I have had hep c since before they called it hep c. I was diagnosed in 1989 and monitored it off and on until April of 2011. I knew the treatment was not easy so I continued to put it off the last few years. Funny how God and the Universe work but last March I met a guy skiing...
    skiier skiier
    56-60
    1 Response Dec 19, 2011

    Made It.

    I was diagnosed with hep-c in 1993, it more than likely came from a blood transfusion back in 1980 as I do not inject or snort drugs and never was a drinker, I f smoking pot a half dozen times if that will give it to you then I am guilty. I basically ignored the hep-c until...
    snakepit456 snakepit456
    61-65
    Jul 16, 2013

    Don't Know For Sure Yet

     We got the call from UCSF on Sunday that they wanted previous test images for the tumor board. We sent everything overnight and had a new CT from chest to groin, now we're just waiting until Tuesday's outcome.  We don't even know if my husband will be put on the list...
    YosoyRosa YosoyRosa
    41-45
    3 Responses Sep 27, 2008

    On The List!!!

    I am 25 yrs old and have had a life marked and shaped by illness. I was born with Porphyria, a hereditary disease which causes severe photosensitivity (all UV light creates physical pain when it hits the skin) and leads to liver disease. By 18months old my liver function was...
    MsMidnight MsMidnight
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2010

    Received A Liver In 1993

    I have been searching for a forum like this. It is my desire to provide and get support from people that have been touched my organ donation in some way. I needed a liver transplant after being diagnosed with Hep in 1993. I believe I contracted in from contagious blood while...
    Gene929 Gene929
    41-45, F
    May 21, 2012

    Our daughter who just turned 20 was diagnosed

    with Wilson’s Disease at the age of 5. When she was 17 years old she wasn’t feeling well and was taken to see specialists. We live in a rural area 2 hours away from the hospital. After consulting with the pediatric specialists at the children’s hospital, the decision...
    rckdarnell rckdarnell
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jan 13, 2014

    Finally.....

    Sorry I haven't been with you for a while, but I finally got my liver transplant!!! YAY!!! My new liver was quite a bit larger than my other one, but has taken a liking to my body (knock on wood). I had my transplant on April 3rd and am doing quite well. Lots of meds though...
    lowplt lowplt
    36-40
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2013

    Finally Getting On The List

    Hi , I am 52 and I was diagnosed in 2000 with Hep C, when I did my first biopsy I had fatty liver, I was pretty stunned and upset. Then around 2006 I was diagnosed with cirrhosis and the also thought I had liver cancer, which was totally devastating, but ended up not being...
    angelb2013 angelb2013
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 18, 2013

    Waiting For A Liver Transplant

    I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2001. Not put on list till 2008 waiting four and a half years now. Hospitalized three time in last two years for bleeding varicies. And bad infection with ascities. Symptoms extremely bad, can't drive can't work exhausted itching always...
    jnords jnords
    41-45
    5 Responses Apr 26, 2012

    Finally Im On "stand By"

    im 29 married with 2 girls 7 and 2 and was born with hep c. i found out when i was in high school trying to donate blood to the redcross realized i had hep c. i have had a few biopsies and numerous liver labs done and was told i was fine check back infive years. 1 year later 6...
    livin42day livin42day
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Nov 24, 2009

    My Husband Is Waiting For A Liver Transplant

    My husband is a Viet Nam veteran, & a victim of Agent Orange. He has been on the list for a liver transplant to save his life, but we were recently told that Washington, DC who makes the final determination, declined him as a candidate for transplant, because of a small blockage...
    Shelbysue Shelbysue
    56-60
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2010

    Success At Last And Talk To A Guy Who Had A Liver Transplant

    I was diagnosed with hep c in 94, but seeing as I didn't drink or engage in other high risk activities I basically ignored it. I started getting regular blood work in 2000 and the liver enzymes started going up, I finally went to a gastro guy in 2006 and he told me I was high and...
    heygee67 heygee67
    61-65
    Jul 21, 2013

    1 Week Phone Call

    hi... my name is jason 33year old man. i have liver cirrosis with cancer 4.7cm..i don't have hepatitis but have iron overload problem called sidero blastic anemia.too much iron is deposited into my liver and got cancer.i can not find anyonw who has same reason as me....all...
    seungp1978 seungp1978
    31-35
    1 Response Aug 10, 2011

    Recently Put On Liver Transplant List

    hello.  i was soo happy to come across this website as i was searching for some way to connect with others who have or who are experiancing the same kind of issues i am.  i just turned 30 on 09/23/80 and was born with biliartresia which is were your bile ducts are...
    jencross jencross
    26-30
    4 Responses Sep 29, 2010
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