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Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

I received a liver transplant at Stanford in august . It was acute liver failure due to taking over the counter herbal detox cleanse in march of 2016. I fell ill with in a week of completing this herbal cleanse. Vey sick in the abdominal area, itchy skin, and I was very tired and listless. Than several days later I woke up with yellow eyes, next day my body was swollen with water. I just had my liver tested several months earlier and my liver enzyme count was normal. I was rushed to the hospital to discover my liver count went from 29 to 1063 in a week.

Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

I received a liver from Stanford. I do not know much about the donor yet but will after a year .

Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

I am taking prograf. It has been 3 months since my surgery to the day. I am taking 10 mg per day and 500 mg oh mycophenolate mofetil. Vita mins , Bactria,valcyte. I eat primarily veggies , fruit some meats, plenty of water, coffee in the morning. Eggs, granola, milk

How many years have you had your Transplant for?

3 mos.

I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

I am having issues with hair loss. My results from lab work show my liver new liver is normal which I am so very grateful for as I only would have lasted one more week maybe. I am healing well although my kidneys took a toll with the dying liver in me from april 1 through aug.9. I was just curious about the hair loss as trivial as that may sound after having gotten a new gift of life. It is also relieving to hear other people's stories and similar issues.

Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

Stanford in Palo Alto

Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

It brought back myself, all of me. I m extremely grateful. I was so close to death. Now after almost 6 mos. I am doing excellent although my kidneys are having trouble bouncing back.

Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Before this happened I worked out at the gym 6 days a week. I love to hike and climb mountains which require you to be fit. No alcohol or drugs. I am an artist attend shows of other artists and have mine as well. My site is shanemann.com. I am an artist teacher by trade.

Share your interests and hobbies

Mountain climbing, hiking, working out, painting drawing. Astronomy ,cosmology. I love to hang out with friends and family plenty of painting

What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Santa Cruz

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  • Greetings and Welcome to Transplants Friends, Janice.

  • Thank you kidney boy and I must say it helps to talk with others . Cheers to you too on a new kidney for you. My energy is great . Such a difference from being close to death losing my hair shouldn't be such a concern . I will look into hair products.
  • Hello Janice,

    Welcome to Transplant Friends and congratulations on receiving your Tx!  Thinning/loss of hair is just one of the "party favors" the medication Prograf brings.  It will level off after a few months or when your dose is lowered.  It is a necessary evil we all must endure, though some members have found success with certain hair products.  

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