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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 2 Responses Jan 18, 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    It really gets to me sometimes. I keep waiting for it to happen but it never does. Maybe I'm meant to be alone?
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    idk what im feeling right now..he's done with training and im expecting that he will talk about his leave next but till now he can't answer me when...i feel so lost and depressed...
    ber9904 ber9904 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    where is he..where did he go...when will he get here... when will it be time...am i late...did i miss the whole thing..did he leave...did he wait... if not now....will there ever...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I was growing up, with so many people around, it was pure chaos. My mother couldn't make it better, so instead she brought me to the fanciest block in the neighborhood. She...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 2 days ago

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    Yeah, I'm still here I'm still waiting for you Waiting for you to be mine Sounds impossible isn't it? Lol I know, duh. For no reason I'm still here waiting Waiting for something...
    apriliasj apriliasj 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My sister in low is stay over with us for a week before school will start again. She is almost 17 and big brat i must say. My parents in low arent big disciplinarians so she thinks...
    JorgeFromWoods JorgeFromWoods 26-30, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I just found this and it's great advice. Originally posted by Heismyrightwingman A Girlfriend's Guide To Surviving Her Airman's Tech School So finally, finally, finally BMT is...
    grodemeiser grodemeiser 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I noticed a lot of people my age are breaking up and getting new partners soon after. I will be single probably for awhile. In my opinion, there's no point in getting into a...
    moose73630 moose73630 16-17, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Don't you just love waiting on hold when your phone company leaves a message that you need to call them of risk your service being threatened. Not.
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Hello! I am Alex but now Alexa.I was a boy earlier but now I am a girl for almost 4 years.I want to share my embarrassing transformation with you. This is how it all started. I...
    Alexa910120702 Alexa910120702 13-15, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I could wait a lifetime, just to be able to call you mine
    TheOriginalDarkHorse TheOriginalDarkHorse 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    never have! yuck! I like onions, but I don't like liver!!!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 a week ago

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    This feeling of waiting for my husband to get home even though I know his not going to say a word to me Knowing his going to be miserable like everyday. I'm a fool for waiting...
    Graceof5 Graceof5 31-35, F a week ago

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    I'm a dad of two boys and I spank them regulary. My Ex-Wife often told me, I should have a strict dad or uncle, because I'm often rude to other people and I deserve a spanking, too...
    BadBoySpanking BadBoySpanking 36-40, M a week ago

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    I'm always waiting for things to happen , I don't know ,I barely think about my future . But when I do I can't see my self in ten years ,or even a week ahead ,,yet I always think...
    fafi96 fafi96 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Waiting for a reply is like waiting for a bomb to drop and explode upon impact. The bone-chilling anxiety that surrounds you is just crazy...
    fuwhat fuwhat 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    just a kiss on your lips in the moonlight, Just a glimpse of a fire burning so bright, Just a shot in the dark cause you just might Be the one I've been waiting for My Whole...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 21

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    Okay so I've been waiting to join a wolf pack or clan for ages now so if someone could accept me in their pack I'd be so happy even a omega or kappa position I wouldn't mind I've...
    BlackHeartWolf BlackHeartWolf 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I don't have multiple Ep accounts. This is My only one but I don't have some second life accounts. 2 I been using. the rest I forgot the passwords. So what? I'm not trolling anyone...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    And of course the best is last! I like the lily Allan version too... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Oextk-If8HQ Hey there fallen tree, what you waiting for 😉
    Listening80 Listening80 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Warm, fog, dampness….Alone in silence, broken only by footsteps on the pavementStreetlights hazedA world asleepA world awayPerfect lonelinessAlways the thought you’ll...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    i know its best to forgive and forget. i know all of the little sayings like "unforgiving is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to get sick". however, its easier...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 16