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The beginning of our journey

Mar 03, 2009 - 0 comments
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varices

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Liver Transplant

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encephalopathy



Danny and I have been married for 5 years. He was diagnosed with cirhosis 3 years ago. He went thru his denial phase until last June when he was rushed to the ER throwing up blood and passing it as well. Reality hit hard after 4 transfussions and an endo to repair a major esophageal bleed due to varices, and an ICU stay of 4 days... he was in the hospital for a week or so ... he returned home with a new way of thinking. He has been alcohol free for 10 months. Is now desperately trying to quit smoking in an effort to qualify for transplant. As of yesterday he felt he was undeserving of a new liver until I found this site and read a few messages from a board... it was then he realized he was not alone and has a renewed faith in himself.!

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