|A little about me:||My name is Dennis. I am a father of 3, grandfather of 3 (so far), and husband for more than 40 years (1973) who will be eternally grateful to my family for sticking with me during my dark days. I have such a spark in me to try to return as much effort that I can to support many transplant related areas: 1) helping people and their caregivers deal with liver disease; 2) donor registration; 3) fellow recipients and people waiting for transplants; 4) donor families; 5) organizations that contribute to our community such as NKF, ALF, and Donate Life. I love to give my opinion on these topics! My advice: Always be brutally honest with your medical team-it's the only way they can help!!!
I received a new liver in July of 2008. I destroyed my native liver with alcohol developing cirrhosis with portal vein thrombosis (PVT) and eventually hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). I had been completely sober for almost 2 years before my transplant.
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"I received a new liver July 2008. If not for organ donors, I would not be here today! Go register today! See DonateLife.net to find your state's registry."
"Because I have diabetes and Osteopenia/Osteoporsis and I support everyone who has these conditions."
"Cirrhosis is a horrible disease! I'm glad for my "new" liver! I wear yellow (and green) to indicate I am a survivor and to support others with this disease."
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|Thanks Dennis! Not listed yet, but my surgical consult is on Wednesday. In the meantime, I am doing my best to take care of some things (like new eyeglasses) so I don't have to worry about it when I get "the call" (the real one). Hope you are doing well.
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