Hi, Mikalc/Michael. Welcome! Congratulations on your sobriety!! I can relate very well to your story. I did IV drugs in the 60s. Fortunately, I've been clean from hard drugs for 41 years and from all drugs for 24 years. After I got clean from drugs, I started drinking alcoholically, but I've been sober for 24 years. By the grace of God, I'm not in end-stage--yet--but I did have liver cancer, diagnosed in '05, and it looked like I would die. Thanks again to the grace of God and Mayo, I've been cancer-free for 3 years. They do an MRI with Gadolinium every 6 mos. to keep a check on it.
I would also be interested to know what country/insurance said they are doing no more transplants. If it's the US and Medicaid/Medicare, it would be news to me.
What on earth is a "lumper?"
Sue, I always knew you were a strong person, but that's ridiculous! Thanks for the explanation.