New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

siloamsandy
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 6/12/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, everyone!!! Glad to be here to let you know that I have now had my liver transplant. Was called on Friday, June 4th, to come to hospital. Got down here, tests run, Saturday morning bright & early wheeled into surgery for transplant. Surgery took 2.5 hours. Doctors were really pleased with how everything has come along.
 
The doctor told my sisters that my liver was BIG and just like sandpaper. The cyst they found on my liver was bigger than a saucer but smaller than a bread plate!! On the ultrasound, it showed just 1 cm. So, I guess that doesn't always ring true as far as tests go...
 
Just thankful that I got a good liver and was able to go through with surgery. Evidently my MELD score was off quite a bit too. Got out of hospital on Wednesday evening. Should have gotten out on Tuesday, but the coordinator decided I needed one more day for all the education to sink in some before letting me go. Good thing too. That was so much information to absorb...
 
Anyway, thought I would let you all know, I'm still here and doing wonderfully well!!!!!
 
 
God never gives us more than we can handle.


shadowsghost
Regular Member


Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 489
   Posted 6/12/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
That is so awesomw to hear......great news......the best......I am so excited for you...... and also all the hope it brings to everyone waiting
Sue
Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you.


Pink Grandma
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 2445
   Posted 6/12/2010 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah   yeah yeah Wonderful update !!!!!! So happy for you.  Have a wonderful new life.........thoughts and prayers.........
Pink Grandma
Forum moderator-Hepatitis

When the going gets tough....the tough get going! Don't always know where I going but I get there anyways.


hep93
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 6/12/2010 9:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Silomsandy, that is awesome!  yeah   I can't believe how quickly that happened and that you are already posting!  Best wishes for your continued recovery.  Do keep us posted on how you are doing!

Hugs,

Connie


hep93
Forum moderator - Hepatitis
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


arneeb
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 2350
   Posted 6/12/2010 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
turn   turn turn turn turn turn turn turn turn turn yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
WOW!!! YIPEEEE!!! LOVE GOOD NEWS!!!! Prayers will be with you in your recovery time... Sandi..
There is no pit so deep that He is not deeper still... Corrie Ten Boom


**David**
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 3708
   Posted 6/13/2010 3:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations! I had a transplant last July and am doing well. You said 2.5 hours for the operation. Mine was 6.5 and that is quick. Where did you have yours and how long were you in the hospital? **David**
"No good deed goes unpunished."


Pink Grandma
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 2445
   Posted 6/13/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
So did they take out your gallbladder while they were in there? Bet your glad it's all over and the healing can begin........take care.......thoughts and prayers.......
Pink Grandma
Forum moderator-Hepatitis

When the going gets tough....the tough get going! Don't always know where I going but I get there anyways.


hep93
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 6/13/2010 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
PG, my understanding is that they always do take the gall bladder when they do a transplant. It is attached to the underside of the rt. lobe. They told me prior to having a rt. lobectomy for cancer that they would also take the gall bladder.

Hugs,
Connie
hep93
Forum moderator - Hepatitis
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland


**David**
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 3708
   Posted 6/14/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
At MGH, they told me that they always remove the gallbladder, as it's likely to be a problem down the road.
"No good deed goes unpunished."


siloamsandy
Regular Member


Date Joined Mar 2010
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 6/14/2010 5:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, they took the gallbladder out also. It was bad anyway. I had my surgery done at UAMS in Little Rock, AR. Wonderful doctor and team. I am already off insulin. Surgery was on June 5th, (my daughter and son-in-law's 12th anniversary), released from hospital on the 9th, and today (14th) was released to go to my home in NW Arkansas. Will be leaving in the morning to go HOME!!!!
yeah   yeah yeah yeah yeah turn turn turn
 
Am so EXCITED about it!!!  I want to thank all of you for your prayers and your ears listening. I appreciate that so much....
 
GOD has really blessed me this time. I won't forget it neither. I tell everyone that HE is the one!!!
 
Thank you, all. Will keep you posted on how things are going.
 
God never gives us more than we can handle.


hep93
Elite Member


Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 12014
   Posted 6/14/2010 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   

That's wonderful!  Safe travels home and be sure to keep us updated on your progress.

Hugs,

Connie



hep93
Forum moderator - Hepatitis
 
"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Post Edited (hep93) : 6/14/2010 9:26:44 PM (GMT-6)


**David**
Veteran Member


Date Joined Nov 2009
Total Posts : 3708
   Posted 6/14/2010 7:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Sandy, That sounds like a record! Four days in the hospital. I was out in 10, and was told that was quick. At MGH, they said a week was their minimum. Congratulations!
"No good deed goes unpunished."

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Thursday, December 08, 2016 3:05 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,734,553 posts in 301,223 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 151341 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, Emmyl00z.
186 Guest(s), 2 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
mp16g08, getting by


Follow HealingWell.com on Facebook  Follow HealingWell.com on Twitter  Follow HealingWell.com on Pinterest
Advertisement
Advertisement

©1996-2016 HealingWell.com LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer