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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/20/2009 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi all

I was very pleased to read the story about the lady who had a liver transplant 6 years ago and then went on to have a baby. I had an emergency liver transplant nearly 6 years ago, due to an arthritis condition (or so they think) that can cause problems with your organs. I am now very well and ready to start a family. I have had the all clear from the hospital so its all ayatems go now. Very excited....just hope I don't have any problems conceiving now!!! xxx wink

I just read the story from Cazza, if you are reading this, the same thing happened to me 6 years ago. I fell ill quite suddenly, was in hospital for 2 weeks with what they thought was a skin allergy. Then i suffered hepatic liver failure (by this time i was in a controlled coma) and was given 24 to 48 hours to live. I was transferred to Addenbrookes hospital and received a liver transplant miraculously in the last hour. I woke up to be told all of this. I  went to loose all of my hair and deal with lots of rejection. Thankfully now I am back on top of the world and now married. It's ok to feel sorry for yourself sometimes, even though we were given the most wonderful gift of life. You have to remember that most people who recieve a transplant have been ill for a very long time and cannot wait to receive their new organ and new lease of life. For me and i'm sure certainly for you, we fell ill very quickly and needed an organ suddenly. Without any time to adjust, suddenly our whole world is turned upside down and we have to take huge amount of medication to stay alive!!! That's alot to deal with!! You know where i am if you want a chat.....I know its its been a long time now since your tranplant so you are probably dealing with it better than me now!!!?? I will never know what caused my liver to fail either unfortunately. It was too damaged by the time they took it out to do tests on. They think it was either a virus, my arthritis condition or a reaction to a tablet??? xxxx

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   Posted 10/20/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to the forum, Stuart, and thanks for starting a new post!  Cazza hasn't posted in 4 yrs., so it's not too likely that she will see your post.  However, we do have people here who are facing transplant from autoimmune hepatitis and other conditions. 



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   Posted 10/20/2009 9:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello Stuart and welcome to HealingWell. Your story is kind of scary but wonderful. So glad that your journey through transplantation was such a success that you are ready to start a family. I hope that Cazza still lurks once in a while so that you two can communicate. Check her profile . Maybe she put in an email address.

Good luck and keep us updated on your self and family.............thoughts and prayers..........
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