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Thinking about partial liver donation

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

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@islandmomma

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.

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islandmomma, Houshold chores, hiking, driving are something that I celebrated as I healed. Although the joy over housework has since diminished! I used to walk with friends for exercise, but they have all quit for various reasons. I have been going to the gym, and I was too aggressive with some of the equipment in the beginning, and pulled perhaps more that I should have. I took a break, and now have reached a more workable level for me.
I found it amazing how quickly the outside incision healed. But the inside does take much longer.

islandmomma, I remember that I celebrated being able to do household chores as I healed! I enjoy that I am again hiking and being active. When I joined a gym, I was fascinated by the machines, and was a little too aggressive, so I have eased off a bit, and have no more discomfort.
I was amazed at how quickly the outside incision healed.

With your experience with liver resection, I want to share a conversation in the Digestive Health Discussion group:
Liver hemangioma/liver resection
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/liver-hemangiomaliver-resection/