I hope you had a happy Christmas and are looking Forward to a peaceful New Year.
Now the transplant amazing; almost 3 weeks into recovery I am now home and improving daily.
There one or two things the medics don't tell one about the procedure and its after effects;
1/ General Aesthetics can have quite adverse side effects go to rcoa.ac.uk/system/files/PI-... events described in section 7 of Risks associated with your Anaesthetic. If you do get any of the symptoms described try to hold on to the fact that you have been given a very strong drug for approximately 8-10 hours and it will pass
2/Chest and bowel problems.
3/ Nerve damage; I have a mysterious pain in my left foot at times it hurts more than my liver wound see, Risks Associated With Your Anaesthetic. section11.
In fact this whole document is worth a good read both for patients and family/carers.
Chest pain and disturbed bowels it is necessary for the surgeon to move the bowel and the lungs to one side during surgery, as we know the liver is a large organ which fills most of the centre right body cavity see google.co.uk/search?q=the+h...
Thanks to all those who sent me messages of congratulations on receiving my transplant. Just 3 weeks in and I am already feeling a huge improvement. This promises to be a life changing experience.
Good luck and best wishes to all I hope you all get what you need