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#464354 - 04/21/14 06:56 PM becoming a live organ donor
TW16 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/09
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Loc: Utah
I just found out that my mom is not doing very well and is having liver problems. I was told that my siblings and I may have to go get checked to see if we can donate part of our liver, otherwise our mom will be placed on a waiting list. We do not know what the problem is other than it is not caused from her drinking alcohol; they think it is a genetic problem. My mom is going in to meet with a specialist for further evaluation. My dad says my mom is very sick and is not doing well.

I have not minded donating any of my organs after I die, but I have not really considered the need to do it while I am still alive. Do any of you guys have any information about organ donations?

TW16

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#464357 - 04/21/14 07:14 PM Re: becoming a live organ donor [Re: TW16]
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Registered: 04/04/14
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Loc: Florida, U.S.A
Sorry TW,

I know I cannot donate blood or tissue due to the postings I had in Europe in the 80's. In addition to what happened in the 70's.

Fortunately, I can talk about liver failure! I had an adverse reaction to one of my allergy meds (IRONY MUCH). The reaction cause a partial shutdown of my liver. I was on the verge of total failure when the doc changed my diet RADICALLY:
1 to shield me from my allergens
2 to reduce the strain on my liver.

The benefit, after just 8 months I have had a 14" reduction in my waist, and yes a fully regenerated liver. There is the hope my brother, the liver is one of the few organs that does regenerate.

Be well,

Izzy

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#464587 - 04/26/14 03:18 AM Re: becoming a live organ donor [Re: TW16]
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After saying that I would be willing to donate part of my liver to help my mom, who is having liver problems, my dad has the audacity to tell me that I don't care about anyone and that I am unappreciative of what I have. I cannot even say how insulting that is to me.

I will find out next Thursday if I will need to be checked to see if I can donate part of my liver. And whether or not I can donate I am really scared. I am afraid of not being able to donate because I will have to tell my family why, and that will not go over very well. There may be things that would keep me from donating, but I could be wrong. And if I can donate, then it is obvious why I am afraid.

TW16

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#464984 - 05/05/14 07:38 PM Re: becoming a live organ donor [Re: TW16]
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I talked with my mom the other day, and she told me that fortunately she will not need a liver transplant as they had caught the disease early on. She will, however, need to get checked each year.

TW16

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#464987 - 05/05/14 08:18 PM Re: becoming a live organ donor [Re: TW16]
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Great news TW,

I love the liver, great organ. Very resilient.

Family relationships can regenerate in time as well. For the record my bio-dad can be an ass as well.
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"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind" C.S. Lewis
My Story: Short / Long version. *TRIGGERS*

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