Mornin' everyone...thought my reply to a member on another site may be of some use to anyone waiting for a transplant.....G'day Mxxxxxxx..sensible reply to Pxxxx'S post...intrigued about your comments re...the survival rate after 1 year. My wife had a bilateral Tx in July last year, aged 65. We reside in Melbourne Australia...In 2015.. 82 Tx's with 81 surviving...in 2016 101 with 99 still with us...Transplants are becoming more frequent due to the number of donors increasing...and there is no doubt that the surgeons skills in performing the op are likewise..the average time for the surgery was 7 hours...now down to 4. You are correct, age is not the main criteria..it is the patients ability to survive the operation, and the main factor is fitness...just like the old adage...would you line up to run a marathon with 1 weeks training under your belt ? Also a healthy diet plays a major part. My wife was in hospital for 17 days post surgery...now we visit the hospital every 8 weeks , attend clinic, check bloods. Sure she takes 28 tablets per day and is diabetic, due to the meds, albeit short term, hoping to be diabetic free in a few months...But what were the alternatives prior to the Tx ??I wish you well on your journey.
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