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Hello. I had my pre transplant testing last year, July through September

Posted by @wmoser2613 in Transplants, Sep 10, 2013

Hello. I had my pre transplant testing last year, July through September 2012. I got listed finally the end of September, and was called for a liver and kidney transplant only a few days later. It can happen very quickly if you get listed, so be prepared. It all depends on the match, and it may take some time. But I was lucky. I had the surgery and then had a second surgery to repair a leak (this is not common and infrequent). My suggestion would be to stay positive, and after discharge from the surgery, stay very close to the Clinic. We stayed on campus at the Courtyard -- they give a 50% discount for transplants. That first week after discharge you will be at the Clinic every day, dawn to dusk. And you need a place to rest between appointments. But healing went well, and I am doing better than I expected. Feel wonderful -- better than I have felt in past 20-25 years. Just keep a positive attitude, walk as much as you can stand it, and your recovery will be great. @bink

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