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3 days ago · Transplant Tourism - Patients Travel Around the U.S. for their Best Transplant Options in Transplant

I am from Texas, I am not sure why I am at Mayo in Rochester Minnesota. I am at mayo for the type of cancer and treatment that was needed. Mayo in Arizona and Florida are closer. Non the less the Mayo was one of 3 choices for me. The other 2 where out of Texas also. My Dr at CTRC of San Antonio. Cancer therapy research center. Choose Mayo. I am very glad they did. I am 4 months post transplant. I am Blessed

Fri, Jan 11 8:09pm · Tech-Lover, Researcher and Cook: Meet @contentandwell in About Connect: Who, What & Why

Thank you for all you do. The two of yall are a truly a blessing for me and others why we go thru our journeys. Thank you
God Bless

Dec 31, 2018 · Liver transplant support group in Transplants

Hello Jodee and Tim
The blessing is mine , I meet you on connect. I followed your lead on Tims issues. Though our problems were different but the same. You allowed me access to y’all journey. I learned from y’all on what to expect and I could prepare myself. With the help of Lisa and Dwight who was also ahead of me on there journey. Meeting you and Tim was awesome. I was so pumped up when I meet y’all and saw how Tim was doing. Y’all gave me a huge lift. The continuous conversation are valuable to me. So thank you. You continue to help others. True Blessing.
Love and prayers
God Bless
Jerry Drennan

Dec 31, 2018 · Liver transplant support group in Transplants

Yes I am blessed to have been at the GOL and that Casey was with me . I struggle with some side effects from the transplant and the hyplexia anemia. Or bleed. But being home is great and not feeling bad from chemo and a failing liver. I am going to follow connect and help where I think I can.
You and @contentandwell are the ones that are an inspiration to others .
Love and prayers
God Bless
Jerry Drennan

Dec 28, 2018 · Liver transplant support group in Transplants

I had my transplant Sept. 19 officially. The transplant went great. I was walking day 0
Released on day5.
On Sept 30 my niece who tried to be the donor have my brother a break from caretaker for me. That night I passed out will staying at GOL house. Casey called 911,, went to st Mary's hospital have a hemorrhagic bleed in the body. Hyplexia anemia. And alot of other hyplexia stuff. Under went massive transfusions.
30 pts of blood , platelet, and fluids. Was not good had several teams work g on a way to stop the bleed. I am very fortunate to have had Casey with me , she helped with 911 and was able to give them a detail info to the paramedics and Drs at the ER. Until my brother showed up. 5 days in ICU then 10 days recovery. Went backwards. I am doing good now. I have been reading the connect but I guess I haven't responded to it. Sorry
I was diagnosed with prehillar Chalangiocarsanoma.
That's why the transplant. I am blessed.
Jerry Drennan

Dec 26, 2018 · Liver transplant support group in Transplants

When I was told that o needed a liver transplant for cancer. I could get a living donor and shorten the process. I would have to undergo unos protocol. Chemoradiation and brachey treatment be a accepted by unos as a candidate. My niece was the closest match after 5 days of testing at the Mayo in Rochester. They determined the liver size was not adequate for me. But if it was good we could of schedule surgery for transplant. I was at a 25 meld score. I was transplanted at 33 meld deceased donors.
Hope this helps.
God Bless

Sep 28, 2018 · This and That and Talk - My Transplant in Transplants

Hello my MELD 33 I and I am doing very well.