JK, I am doing fine and my creatinine level is 1.37. I expect it to rise to around 1.45 since my TACROLIMUS has increased to 3 and three. Thank you for asking and I hope you are well. I do drink around 18 glasses of water per day.
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Jeanne5009, Pre- liver Transplant my meld score was 10 to 15 for 8 years. My personal experiences is such that in the beginning my illness presented as a esophageal varasies. Life style changes extended my time without symptoms of end stage liver disease. I had no worries until Acidies kicked in a year before my transplant. At that point I put my house in order.
Taking alcohol out of my reward system and changing my daily schedule. Wake early and recite my favourite quote while listening to music. Before I was stricken with liver disease I would quit drinking for a long period of time. Exercise help a great deal, I felt good, but I was the same person. Post liver transplant I feel that I have eliminate excuses from my daily life. I think In the past I made up excuses to drink. 😁
@craiger, the first step is is diagnosed liver disease. Next, a federal from your primary doctor to a liver transplant seorgon. Your medical insurance should have a list of heptologists that will be able to refer you for liver transplant evaluation. If you would like more information about a transplant evaluation I recommend calling Cedar Sinai Comprehensive liver transplant center in West Los Angeles. I assume you are in the LA area. Mayo Clinic seems to be a good choice as well as UCLA, and USC Transplant centers. I know of people that have had transplant at all the above centers. Above all you need to know what your MELD score is. I was inter hospital transferred to CS at MELD 40. I was very ill and I was given the first transplant intensive care bed that was available at the time. Dr.Nissin was my liver Surgeon. Dr. Sean Cao I was my liver specialist. Cedar Sinai and Fountain Valley in that order. Be well, Tim