Hi all. I hope everyone is as well as can be and staying positive.
My partner had his transplant last weekend and is doing well! Less than 4 weeks on the list with 2 unlucky trips, but 3rd time all systems go.
I can only tell it from my experience.
I can't explain the relief and gratitude I feel.
I truly, genuinely, thought I was losing him. He has been so ill. So weak. So swollen. So full of ascites. So tired. So out of breath. So yellow. So unhappy. So uncomfortable and in pain. So different. His speech became difficult, his reasoning skewed and for such a long time now. Ultimately just under a year, but honestly, it feels so much longer.
I hope this transplant will give him his life back. He's so lucky to get a second chance at life. I just want his old self back (less the drinking). I've missed him. Whatever happens next (this has put a massive strain on our 'relationship') I'm so very glad he now has a future.
If you're reading this, with a similar diagnosis and still drinking... Please, please stop, find help if necessary. It really is not a dignified, pleasant end. No one is invincible. This has shaken me to my very core and I am only an observer. To suffer this way is unthinkable.
Wishing you all love and light. K 😘