Would like to hear from anyone who has been through a liver transplant. Both donor and recipient. Thank you- Kari Ulrich
Hi Kari, I had a successful liver/kidney transplant at Mayo in 2009. My health is restored, and I feel better than I ever remember feeling. I would be happy to try to help you in any way I can.
Hi Kari,I had a liver transplant in 2007.Everything went great and the very next morning I could tell a big difference in the way I fell and look.It has been 4 years now and still doing good,just got to lose about 50 pounds.If you have any questions or concerns feel free to ask!
Hi Kari, I just had a liver transplant in May of this year (2011). So far tests are good. Unfortunately liver disease has resulted in bone loss, thin skin, and diabetes. Hope that over time this will get better!
Would anyone share with me what age you were when you received your transplant?
I am not understanding the age cut off of 70. That seem so young. Also any good links or medical articles that anyone could recommend would be appreciated. Thanks
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Kari- my sisters daughter has just been diagnosed with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Stage two- and am sure she would like to be incontact with you. Please private message me so I can send your email adr to her. (I'll have to get it from my sister). Marigold
My mom used to babysit for a guy who donated to a complete stranger about 10-15 years ago. Says he has never been sorry. Had a few complications during the process, but has done fine. He is a well known pencil artist in my area.
I was diagnoised with PBC in the summer of 2011. There is a wonderful site full of info about PBC and it also has a daily digest full of PBC patients, pre & post transplant. The site is pcbers.org, they also have a facebookpage pcbers. Good luck with your journey.
I had a liver transplant in May, 2008 at 55 years old. The cause of the liver failure was NASH, or fatty liver. I was weeks away from death with a MELD Score of 43. (renal failure figured into that score). I am doing well but still have chronic kidney disease (not on dialysis). I am going back to Mayo - Jacksonville next month for my annual check-up.
I am new here and in August of last year, I was diagnosed with AutoImmune Hepatitis and after a liver biopsy was told I have cirrhosis. I don't understand, but my doctor told me that there are no "stages" of cirrhosis. You either have it or you don't. But from what I see on here, it sounds like I have PBC. So confused. My numbers are normal now and my doctor says I should feel better than I did before I got sick, but I don't. I am tired a lot, the heat makes me sick and now I can't eat or drink certain things. At a loss and sad because I don't know what to do anymore to feel better. Some days are good, just not as many as I would like. Any comments would be appreciated.
Hi Kari , I am new here just thought i'd touch base with you as i also have Primary Biliary Cirrhosis diagnosed 2 years ago and now after another liver biopsy i am stage 3 and being reffered to mayo clinic and am also interested in similar info .
Hi Kari, I received my liver from my son in Sept 2012. We are both doing great and would love to share any of our experience that you could use.
2I received a liver and kidney October 7, 2012 and am doing fine. Had some complications that required second surgery to fix, but otherwise have been doing wonderful. Would love to chat and find out how you are doing or need. Walr
My mother had a liver transplant in 1996 at VANDERBILT hospital in Tennessee.