Themister has seen 4 of the doctors on the above abstract. The 6 minute walk is used in things other than transplant.
Yes, an MRI for HCC surveillance, as well as TIPS placement.
No endoscopy or colonoscopy since TIPS. A little video for you.www.radiologyinfo.org/en/photocat/gallery3.cfm?pid=1&image=tips-explained.jpg&pg=tips
TIPS takes care of the portal hypertension. Ascites and bleeding issues are not a big concern now. He no longer needs a beta blocker. TIPS does do a great job for those who do not get HE. It is a crap shoot. But bleeding to death was far riskier in themister's case. Transplant is the only cure.
Another question for you. Why do you think your MELD would go down? Themister's MELD fluctuates every time they pull labs. Frustrating trying to catch the high MELD labs when in the 3 months 19 and under schedule.
It does sound like your over qualified dismantling crew was able to attack your DIY coop move, so you score a big win:)
You are doing great with your move and managing it yourself. I commend you.
As a guide, Themister slept through our 1,000 mile move. He was unable to function at all.This man went from whip smart with a wicked sense of humor, to an old appearing man, who barely could function on any level. I literally, stood outside the men's room of gas stations so he would not get lost by walking away. He doesn't remember much of it, certainly not the details. He slept as the guys loaded the trucks, moved to the floor as the crew loaded the bedroom, then slept as I drove out of town. 2013 was a pitiful year for him.
You get settled into your new place, and enjoy sorting out of the fun parts of having a new space. A change is as good as a rest!! Big Hugs
edited to make sense of a word salad ;)
Wife of themister, a fine man living with ESLD. Transplant list-2013
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” Kahlil Gibran
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