Topic: On track for a transplant

Last weekend was the longest three days of my life.  My husband had an EUS on Friday to find out if the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes.  We knew the results wouldn't be in until Monday, but I jumped each time the phone rang.  Finally, at 6 pm on Monday night, the doctor  called to tell us that the cancer HAD NOT SPREAD and he is still on track for a liver transplant.  Receiving that news was the happiest moment of my life.  Happier even than the day we got married.  How can a disease as terrible as this contribute to such happiness? 

John is also a candidate for a living donor, as the wait for a deceased donor would be too long.  I have started the process of being a potential donor.  I am hoping that I get the chance to do it.  John also has other potential donors, and the doctors will choose the best candidate.  These are the two things I have been praying for, and they have come to fruition.  I am a grateful woman.

Kim

Re: On track for a transplant

That's great news Kim! Keep us posted on how things go! REALLY HAPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND! xx

3 (edited by marions Tue, 09 Oct 2007 18:48:25)

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Dear Kim

Good news doesn't come much better then that, and thank you for sharing it with us.

I am hoping and wishing for continued success with the transplant. Try to keep up posted as we would love to accompany you and John along the way.

Marions

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Re: On track for a transplant

Wonderful!!! What great news - I wish you continued good luck and success!
-Joyce

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More good thoughts and prayers are coming your way!!!
Kris

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.

36 year old patient with buckets of hope

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Kim,

I am so pleased for you!! It is great to hear some good news!!!  I understand exactly how you feel when you describe how this disease can control and produce such strong emotional highs and lows.  When Peter Lodge rang me to tell me that he could operate on my dad and remove the tumor I literally jumped for joy.

FANTASTIC!!!