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Fabulous February!

Hi my forum friends. What a month this has been for me! Firstly at my Liver clinic a couple of weeks or so ago I was told that all my post transplant test results were really good and that they didn't need to see me again for 4 months (just an interim visit at 2 months with my gastro/liver specialist at local hospital). Then This Tuesday at my GP's diabetes clinic I was told that my urine and blood tests are excellent and that my diabetes is 'in remission' (after 20 years!). Then today after an Xray of my spine the bone specialist said that I could now discard my brace...……….WOW!! Goodbye Robocop!! ……..What a month for great news. To think that this time last year I was classed as terminal. It just shows never, never, never give up. Wishing everything good for everyone. Alf

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Wow!!! That's great news Alf!!! I'm so pleased for you. You give everyone hope. Take care Lynne

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Thanks Lynne. I'm ecstatic!!

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You are welcome and I bet you are!!! Lynne

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Amazing news. My partner has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes post transplant due to medication. Take care.x

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Thanks Hobo. I was told that my diabetes would probably get worse post transplant but it hasn't. I have been eating really healthily after diagnosis for nearly 5 years though, that is apart from when they told my wife to feed me up pre transplant and again for a few weeks post transplant. I wasn't really feeling my best to enjoy the extra treats then though, lol. Alf

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Amazing! What a great month - hope things continue to get better & better for you 👍

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Thank you. I'm so looking forward to spring and summer this year. Think we might be getting spring already! Best wishes. Alf.

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As you say it is indeed a fabulous February! Yea!!!!!!

I for one, could not be happier at your news.

Seriously nothing could make me any happier this day.

Well done.

Awesome news, and a bonus lesson in there for all of waiting, to hang in there.

There is a way out. Stay focused and believe in the professionals.

So happy I am.

So, stay strong, stay happy, and stay on two feet or it’s back to the wardrobe you go.

Jaycee

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Thank you so much Jaycee. I hope that you too will soon be experiencing the same feelings. Oh yes! the fear of that wardrobe will definitely keep me on my feet, Lol,

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Congratulations Alf, onwards and upwards. I’m a year post and still on 4 weekly appointments !

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Thanks Will. It does seem unusual doesn't it? Perhaps they need a break from me! lol

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👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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Thanks pillmillop. I'm too thick to work out how to do emoji's on here! LMPO

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Great news Alf ☺

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Thanks Gary.

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Great news Alf! We are having a liverversarry party on sunday for my fantastic husband. Will toast you (with lemonade) too x

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Hey thanks. I hope you have a fantastic party. I shall raise a glass of Belvoir ginger and tonic to you and your hubby's Liverversary.

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HAPPY LIVERVERSARY and many, many more of them. Best wishes. Alf

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Great news Alf, onwards and upwards for all you liver soldiers. Just remember to take it easy!

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Thanks Agnes. Yes, slow but sure is the way!

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Flippin heck Alf, what fantastic news all round 😊 it's about time things went your way. From zero to hero or what? 🌈

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Hey Debs, Many thanks. I'm still pinching myself. Is this for real??? Am I dreaming??? Can't believe the difference a between last Feb and this!!

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Wow fantastic!!!

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Thank you Mary.

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Great news brother! Been a long road for you and its finally all coming together for the very best and there is so much more up you can still go! It's in great timing to as this winter is drawing to a close hopefully soon and it going to be spring walking weather before we know it. Get over to that guitar shop on two feet !

Ps... can I have your robocop leg? I'm going to ask for those metal boobs we saw a couple of days ago as well. Think I'm going to build myself a cyborg woman to slap my peep when I get out of line. L.M.P.O 😊

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Hey there mate. I shall be running to that guitar shop in the next couple of weeks, lol. I shall look out for that Maton that you're after. You're welcome to Robocop gear ( I get to keep it). I'll probably have it mounted on display as a reminder to stay upright. With those metal boobs and Robocop outfit it would be a good start to your cyborg woman. I've also got some chain mail gloves you can have. I have those still from when I had an African parrot (found in our garden) called Tyson who seemed to think that I was dinner! There could be some good painful slapping done with those chain mail gloves, lol. The sun is shining here. It's like spring already. I'm gearing myself up for another try at a holiday. Yahoooooooooo!!

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Fantastic news. I totally agree never give up xxx Elizabeth

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Thank you Elizabeth

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Great News Alf !!. Maybe you should get a lottery ticket as your on a winning streak. 😂😂

David

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Thanks David. If I won the big one I would make sure that there were more Perfusion machines in the country that's for sure!

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Alf, that’s such good news. You have made amazing progress and you seem to heading in only one direction - up. Such a boost to get lots of positive news all in the same month. You must feel like a new man!

You are an inspiration and touchstone for the rest of us on our own particular journeys what ever stage we may be at that you really can get better and lead not just a normal but better life than before.

Keep up the amazing work and here’s to many more year and positive news for you.

Best wishes - Peter

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Thanks Peter. Yes, last Feb I was classed as terminal. It's been an amazing journey! Hope things are moving forward with you today.

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Great news, go onwards and upwards and enjoy!

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Thank you David.

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Grank and I are absolutely delighted for you both. It’s the most beautiful spring day in Wales and reading for post first thing has definitely put a spring in our step. We have decided that we will never give up hope and make the most of every single day.

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Thank you. No, never give up! Staying positive is the way. As I have said in previous posts last February I was a no hoper, terminal, that's your lot!! but I always remained positive. In my mind I thought well, ok, I'm going to die but the Grim Reaper's not getting me sometime soon!! Now I'm here looking out on this beautiful sunny day with hopefully years in front of me. If it can happen for me...………….... All the very, very best to you both and hoping for good things for you. Alf

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Hello Alf.

I've been watching your chapters from afar, and I'd like to offer my very best wishes, although all your prayers seem to have already been answered? It's fabulous news, and I wish the same for all those on this site in similar circumstances.

Stay warm, stay happy, but above all, stay well.

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Thank you Hopalong for those lovely words. I too am wishing all good things for everyone on here.Alf

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Great news Alf onwards and upwards xxx

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Thank you Pauline. I feel like after 5 years I am walking into the light and a sunny day like today is wonderful beyond words.

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I know from my husband as he is the one that has had a transplant nearly 6 months post now and is like a different pearson. He had suffered for 3 years but the last few months before TP he was so I'll and suffering with bad HE. Back to QE in 2 weeks after a 6 weeks gap

Look after yourself

Pauline xx

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It's a wonderful chance at a new life. I expect that like me you can't wait for summer and doing the things that you have been missing out on for so long.

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Fabulous news Alf! You've scored a hat-trick there! Well deserved. Here's wishing you the best of health for many years to come.

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Thank you so much. I intend to do my best to stay healthy and happy and make up for lost time with my family.

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Amazing news! We were discussing the music for his funeral this time last year. Now, less than 3 months PT he's building himself a workshop in the garden!!

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That's brilliant. Power to his elbow. Long may it all continue. Bet like me you are still pinching yourself to make sure it's not a dream. Best wishes for your new future. Alf

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What an amazing February you're having- you'll be telling us that you've won the lottery next! Thanks for giving us all a great lesson in not giving up!

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Thanks Kyia. Who knows stranger things have happened. If I do then I plan to do a lot of good for a lot of people! It will be payback time! Here's hoping!

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Jeez.What are they giving you? I want some. You have had so much to deal, that brace must have been a nightmare. You are always so upbeat and that's a personality trait that should never be underestimated. Really pleased that it's going so well for you. Best wishes.

Coralsun

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aaaw thanks Coralsun. I believe that if you can't change a situation then try and find some humour in it somehow. I know that it's not always possible but laughing can lift your spirits and take your mind of things for a while. All the best to you. Alf

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So true Alf.

Coralsun

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Super News! Very happy for you Sir! It’s nice to hear a good story, and outcome! You are for sure an inspiration on this forum. God Bkess🙏

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Thanks Casinobo. Did you get that name in Vegas? more to the point, did you win? lol.

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Ha, my Pops and I had the same name,so He use to say “that’s my Bo”! So the nickname Bo grew on the family. Pop’s and I were poker players for years.Won several tournaments. Great times! Miss my Pop’s! He’s playing cards with the sky people now.😇

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I expect your dad's probably winning there too!! Laughing about Bo. Reminds me of My dad Alf (also my middle name). His brothers referred to him as aaar Alf, lol

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Great news I hope you have a lot more months like that 👍

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Thanks Dogbot. I hope to.

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Hi Alf,

What great news!

Mary

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Thanks Mary.

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