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bhamster (@bhamster)

Thinking about partial liver donation

Transplants | Last Active: Dec 12, 2018 | Replies (10)

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@rosemarya

I want to welcome you, islandmomma @islandmomma, to Connect. I am happy that you have taken the time to share your experience and that you are doing well. I agree that taking good care of yourself is essential for any procedure. I am a liver/kidney transplant recipient, and I can identify with some of what you have experienced. Like you say – Listen to your body and doctors is important.

I do not know (and am not qualified) to know how much of your own liver was involved with a 'rather large resection'. Nor do I know how much of a donor liver is used for a living donation. That might also affect the total recovery, as well as individual differences and health.

Are you back to 'normal' now?

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Yes, for the most part. I can do all house chores, drive, hike, play basketball etc. I do still have to be careful as at times I feel a pull from inside where they cut. My tumor was 14cm x 10cm. I have a J hook scar from sternon down the middle and ends on my right hip. I had my right lobe resected. I do have scaring, calcification and more tymors and cysts so I have to account for that in how I feel. However I feel much, much better than before.