Saturday, November 26, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving

I've negleted this blog for too long now. Quite alot has happened since my last post, I don't think I can go over everything though. The biggest thing right now is my wife's mother received her liver transplant. We are so happy for her, and she is doing so much better. She has had some rejection, but that is normal in all transplants in the beginning. They have to find the correct combination and level of anti-rejection medication to keep the liver from rejecting anymore. Doctors say she will be going home soon.

Myself, I have a liver biopsy on Tuesday. They are checking on my portal hypertension of my liver. If it isn't that bad, they will go ahead and list me on the lung transplant list. If it is bad, then it rules out me being qualified for a transplant all together. If my liver is not good, the rejection medication will harm my liver more. The body cannot survive a lung / liver transplant, so I would not be able to get new lungs if my portal hypertension is bad. Everything that I have seen and heard is that my body is passing with flying colors. I'm a little worried about my liver, but not to the point where I'm going to stress out about it or get depressed. I'm, oddly, optomistic about this. I guess I have learned to be this way by taking care of my wife who has Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia.

Happy Holidays to all.

I'm Done.