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I Am Waiting For a Liver Transplant

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 41 People

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    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

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    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

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    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 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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    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

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    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 Dec 19, 2011

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 2 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    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

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    nathchalk97 nathchalk97 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 20

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    I hate the feeling of waiting for someone to reply, and all the things go through your head. Ugh reply alrady!!
    SunshineAnderson13 SunshineAnderson13 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Am A Virgin Because I Am Waiting For The Right Person
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It's not the waiting... It's the attitude while waiting... which is where I fail...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert 46-50, M Feb 23

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    I'll wait for you dear ❤️ your my everything.
    Javier09 Javier09 13-15, M Feb 21

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    Giving you space and time.. But I'm still here for you.. i miss you Db!!
    TrueLove213 TrueLove213 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    yeah, the person will know who it is!,
    priyadharshan0 priyadharshan0 13-15, M Feb 7

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    It's a white winter morning. There is a stillness as it is still quite early. Everything is covered in white, and there is a newness of the snow that no one has yet stepped on...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F Feb 17

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    So I'm sitting hear waiting for my car. I went to do the brakes yesterday to find out there's a bolt that got pushed to far into the caliper. I couldn't even get a grip on it. But...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    Last year I went to the movies with 2 of my friends we were 15 at the time and 2 of us took the bus home and I was waiting for my dad to pick me up and my friend was nice enough to...
    xbunny17x xbunny17x 16-17, F Feb 20

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    The Princess and Her Adventures with her Knight Once upon a time in a kingdom very far away, there lived a beautiful, blonde and intelligent princess. She was raised by her...
    princess0541 princess0541 26-30, F Feb 22

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    i let him in, let down my gaurds then immediately threw em back up. i lingered to his every word waiting for the indication for me to follow. ?? guess it's not meant to be
    timidher timidher 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    My 68 candy apple red coupe is sitting in the garage patiently waiting for the deep freeze of winter to make way for spring.Then i can start cursing season first cruse blue ridge...
    Jazonx Jazonx 36-40 Feb 20

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    Hi everyone (who finds their precious time to read this), I don't know why but I like here on EP and talk to people, I like to hear their problems and I try to have my views over...
    AGuyTurnedOptimist AGuyTurnedOptimist 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    When I was 20 years old I was in the DMV with my brother. I was miserable and getting over a break up of a relationship of 4 years. I sat next to an older gentleman. He was waiting...
    butterflyxhope butterflyxhope 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm happy with where I am.. But for now, the song "Dogs Days are Over" will just depress me. I am waiting for the day when I hear that song and can genuinely relate to it.
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. First of all this story is 100% true even though I wish it wasn't. I got WAY more then I bargained for and if anyone has a way to possibly go back to...
    JTam2090 JTam2090 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I joined this group because I actually need a transplant but just realised the majority of people here are selling
    theghostofsummerpast theghostofsummerpast 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Salicin is used to treat mild fever, colds, infections (influenza), acute and chronic rheumatic discomfort, headaches and pain caused by inflammation. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid...
    decantercentrifuge decantercentrifuge 22-25, F Feb 12

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    Nutrition is essential for everyone's overall health and well-being. Keep reading to discover how to make this article to learn how!Creamy selections often contain lots of fat and...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    10 Best Foods to cleanse Your Liver 1. Carrots 2. Beets 3. Olive oil 4. Lemon juice 5. Green tea 6. Turmeric 7. Leafy greens 8. Avocado 9. Garlic 10. Spinach
    ceywat ceywat 51-55, F 12 Responses Feb 18

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    Welcome to a world of nutrition!Nutrition can be very personal, and it can seem very hard when you do not know what works. The following tips will get you some suggestions.Stop...
    waypuma73 waypuma73 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 21