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5 Years since my liver transplant

Jan 24, 2013 - 0 comments
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my liver

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Liver Transplant

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Anxiety

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Pain

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Depression

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shingles

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medicare

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Peripheral Neuropathy



My annual check up (5 years) by the liver team at St.Lukes-Cooley center is completed and I m happy to report that my liver is doing great. Biopsy shows some light scarring from HCV.  Over the last year, I have been receiving treatment for depression, anxiety and bi-polar from my psychiatrist Dr. Richard Palmer MD.  The medications he has me on are effective in my opinion.  I am on Long Term Disability.

Over the last four months I have been seeing a Neurologist Dr. Salvador Murra and have been diagnosed with Peripheral Neuropathy affecting both legs and arms.  He says my nerves in those locations are damaged, possibly caused by the Hep C virus. In addition, I have two damaged discs in my lower spine causing moderate to major pain in that area most mornings.  I have balance and persistent gait issues. Falling occasionally and often numbness along with tingling pain.

I still have piercing pain daily from the Shingles in my right upper leg. The pain comes and goes. Although, it does itch most times.

I am not working but still an employee with a status of disabled.  I am on SSDI and Medicare Part A and  B with a status of disabled, but still have medical, dental, vision, life ins., which I pay for monthly out of pocket. Thus I still have prescription coverage from United Healthcare.


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