I was waiting for a liver transplant in Kentucky at UK in 2008. Complications developed due to PSC (Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis) and my transplant team told me that I needed to be at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester to see a specialist there. However, I missed my appointment because of acute kidney failure and being in ICU. I was flown from Kentucky to Mayo on a frigid Friday night in February 2009.
I am forever grateful for the UK doctors who knew where I needed to be and made the decision to send me to Mayo, and for the doctors, in fact everybody, who took care of me at Mayo.
I received a simultaneous liver and kidney transplant in April 2009.
Rochester is almost like a 2nd home and I return annually.