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13 hours ago · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

What are they looking to do with this ERCP?

16 hours ago · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

Thieves prey on distracted people I guess.
My friend is doing a little better. I'm hoping that he can be released so we can follow up with the good gastro dr in the other hospital to decide what to do with the cyst on his pancreas
Gary is like a brother to me and has no living family. He has taken me to Mayo for my evaluation and lots of dr visits never thinking he might be in worse shape than me…I'm trying to pay it forward. I also realize I am risking my own health hanging out at hospital…..

17 hours ago · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

I had my phone stolen in the ER while acting as an advocate for a friend with a pancreatic emergency after gall bladder surgery. Imagine! So I lost everything and am just now getting to your unhappy news.
My friend Gary has had 2 ERCP procedures this week and finally they transferred him to another hospital 20 miles away to fperform an endoscopy ultrasound to remove a 10mm stone! Now he has pancretItis and may have to stay a few more days.They also found a very enlarged prostate and a cyst on his pancreas which may be cancerous. This is a guy who has never been sick or hospitalized. I am using all of our knowledge and experience that we get here at Connect to bring him out of his frustration and nasty mood..lol
You seem to be going thru something similar. You must be exhausted and wondering what comes next. Just know I am thinking of you and praying for God to give you strength and the doctors the skills to get you back to your happy life again.

Sun, Jan 13 7:48pm · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

Thinking of you..your strength and will are being tested. Prayers for a smooth recovery. Be strong!

Sat, Jan 12 10:04pm · Just wondering...sometimes after the call, it doesn't work out? in Transplants

Where us this place in Jax…want to alert Mayo to NOT put it on the list they give you at evaluation.

Thu, Jan 10 11:01pm · Could my itchy face an allergy? in Just Want to Talk

I feel your itch! I have had the for over 3 months and it IS driving me crazy. No answers yet. I'm about to see an allergist next. Especially bad at night. I've bed trying to sleep with ice packs…minimal help. Rash is a fine red with a few pimples like very itchy spots. It s in my scalp and on the trunk of my body. Not on my face. I've been on steroid creams and am wondering if they are making it worse…ugh

Dec 30, 2018 · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

My 6mo bloodwork was done and I dropped 2 meld points to 6. Dr. doesn't think it's related but I haven't ruled it out yet. The ER doc put me on prednizone 20 1 per day for 5 days. It's helping the itch but the rash is still there. The last 3 rounds of prednizone didn't work either. Well see.
Guess the allergist and patch testing is next.
I have a hard time rationalizing how I could be Stage 4 End Stage Cirrhosis with a Meld of 6 but I'm thankful for it…I guess… Can this all end anytime soon? I suspect I'm in for the long haul…Im pushing 69 maybe I'll just die from itching…lol