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Husband has had his transplant

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Hi not been on here for a while but this forum was the first one I joined when my husband was diagnosed with cirrhosis due to haemachromotosis. You all gave such good advice and support and I took it all onboard for the day when his call came in

So one year after being listed out of the total blue the phone rang last Thursday evening Saying a suitable match with a non beating heart was available. After a long wait through the night with the surgeons checking the liver he was taken to theatre and six hours later was in ICU. Tomorrow he is to be discharged so he progressing very well and what a miracle. Thanks to the donor the wonderful staff at St JAmes in LEeds my husband is coming home with a lovely new liver.

I wish you all the luck in the world to everyone who is currently on the waiting list. πŸ˜€

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Fantastic news, i hope his health now improves every day. Remember to make sure he takes it nice and slowly, one step at a time. Have a great future together. Best wishes x😁

Thanks so much. Everyone has advised this. Slowly slowly πŸ˜€

this is brilliant news. Both of you take it easy now. Sending love & hugs xx

Thank you. I have Been running on adrenaline but feel flat as a pancake tonight. So tired. Happy though πŸ˜€

Thanks Sheri πŸ˜€

Just wonderful, hope hubby makes a speedy recovery xxx

Thank you x

Brilliant news, I'm nearly 2 months post transplant and doing really well, it's nice to feel like I'm getting back on track, I hope you both get this feeling soon.

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Katherine1962 in reply to Dulux

I remember your transplant post. Happy to hear you back on the tracks. We never thought he would get the call this year so what a surprise When they rang and no false alarm. This donor was a perfect match for my husband. For ever grateful x πŸ˜€

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Dulux in reply to Katherine1962

All sounds great, take it steady, get him out walking, there will be good and bad days, but I know in the last week especially I feel I have really turned a corner.

Amazing news, heres to a steady and smooth recovery.

All the very best going forward, Katie xx

Thank you Katie πŸ˜€ X

Again Katherine over the moon for you both, I will treat him to a curry to celebrate πŸŽ‰ lol 😁

He will love that πŸ‘πŸ˜€

such wonderful news 😊. so pleased for you both .take it slowly but surely . sending best wishes to you .πŸ‘

Thanks Millie

very welcome x

Wow! This is fantastic news and his recovery sounds amazing to someone like me who doesn't know a lot about transplants, but may have to learn in the future. This must give so many hope and I am so glad that things have worked out so well. Best of luck with whatever lies ahead :)

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Katherine1962 in reply to

Thank you. It's so great this forum and it gave me such support when he was first diagnosed

Wishing you both all the very best. Time for you to start looking after yourself now. My partner was transplanted last July at St James & like you i too was running on adrenaline.xx

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Katherine1962 in reply to h0b0

Yes it's been a whirlwind and getting him home today driving down the m62 in thick fog and rain was fun 😱 X

Fantastic news glad all went well xx

That's great news Katherine I'm happy for you both. There are a few on here who have been through this whole process, for each one of us, it's been a unique journey.

His body is going to take time to recover, but there's going to be a new hurdle to cross and that is emotional aspect of it all. I know from my own feelings at the time, I was overwhelmed with remorse and guilt. Part of you is so happy to be alive, but the other half of you is full of sadness for the donor. I don't mean to over shadow this joyous occasion, but I thought I'd better mention the emotional side of this procedure as it can be a heavy time.


So pleased for you both. Like everyone has said take it easy now, one step at a time. Please take care. Lots of love Lynne xxxx

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