Jim-Welcome and sorry you had to find us. I am a CC survivor and 3 years cancer free due to a liver transplant!!! I have the most amazing story to share, please read it on my FB page (Catherine Sims Dunnagan). I also keep 2 other transplant stories posted there. There is HOPE!!
I am alive because of God, 2 strangers, and Dr. William Chapman at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis MO. My story is so full of miracles and one of my first was bieng put in Dr. Chapmans care immediately. My diagnose was a complete suprise, I had an ERCP and awoke to be told I had Cholangio, 6-8 months to live and my only HOPE was a transplant!!! The interesting part of my story is I am a California girl, born in San Francisco, raised in Sunnyvale (Our home was $18,000 and no Silicone Valley LOL!!) and lived 5 years in Monterey above Cannery Row!! I had been so whiney about living in the midwest lately, and did God shut me up, Barnes is 25 mins from our home!!
Dr.William Chapman is one of the top doctors for CC he helped develop the transplant trial. When I was diagnosed Barnes and Mayo were the two place offering this trial!!
I suggest you call Dr. Chapman (314-362-5376) he will take your call and talk to you personally before he even sees scans or reports. I can not say enough good about this man he is so much more than a doctor he has a soul. Another interesting thing happenned while I was posting to you, my computer when dead and when I came back to site I noticed a post by treejay on June 30, 2012 thanking Dr. Chapman for saving his moms life, he found Dr. Chapman through our site and traveled hundreds of miles for his mom to be treated by him.
Please call (618-567-3247) or email me for any info or help I can give.
Lots of prayers and HOPE-Cathy