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Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
I got Hep C from a blood transfusion during my C-Section 40 years ago. I was diagnosed in 2000 and already had developed cirrhosis. I was given peg interferon and ribaviron for 6 months and was a non responder. I was in a clinical trial for another 7-8 years and that failed also. So......I've had two esophogeal bleeds and nearly bled out both times, I was put on the Liver tx list after the first bleed. That was over 5 years ago. I developed a tumor on my liver w@hich was successfully treated with chemoembalization, and now have a 2 new tumor bled out both times, I was put on the Liver tx list after the first bleed. That was nearly 5 years ago. I developed a tumor on my liver which was successfully treated with chemoembalization, and now have a 2 new tumors growing. I am now on the Top Ten list for a Liver, and hoping to get through the tx and on to healing and feeling better.
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
I just received my liver on September 27, 2015!
Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods
I am taking Prograf, and an assortment of other meds, which undergo weekly changes on the dosage while I get leveled out, but I also use essential oils for many issues, and, I love Vietnamese food!
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
Not even 2 months yet, but every day is getting better!
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
I want to keep up on the latest information, and it's nice to talk to others who share this journey!
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
Stanford Medical Center
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
It has educated me! I am involved with the Transplant Donor Network and am an Ambassador at the DMV. I am honored to be able to Pay It Forward!
Share whatever information you want us to know about you
I have been a busy "go-getter" all my life, so to have no energy and not be able to do what I normally used to do is frustrating. I am trying to make a learning process out of all this.... It's tough at times, but I guess it beats the alternatives!
Share your interests and hobbies
I was a horse trainer and International Horse Show Judge. I also oil paint and love gardening.
What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country
South Bay Area, California (Hollister)
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