Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com
Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?
I heard about it as a member of TransplantBuddies.
Are You Male or Female?
Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?
I developed slowly over time digestive dysfunction that started from the esophagus and eventually went down through my intestines. I had GERD diagnosed first, then gastroparesis, or delayed stomach emptying, and pseudo-obstruction of the bowel. I ended up getting all my nutrition from TPN which turned out to be very harsh to my liver, and though efforts delayed it, my liver was being ruined by the TPN.
Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.
I received a pancreas, spleen, liver, stomach, small and large intestine in a single multivisceral transplant.
How many years have you had your Transplant for?
I have had my transplant for over seven years as I got it on October 6, 2005.
I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...
I feel it is important to reach out to the transplant community so that I can help others with my experience while I also benefit from hearing the stories and advice of others.
Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?
I had my transplant performed at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL.
Share how your transplant experience changed your life?
It has given me a second chance which I am trying to use to reach out to others just as others have been so kind to help me through and encourage me. It has made me appreciate how much value there is in even every day tasks and what others may consider common or small. I look at life with a fresh perspective knowing that I might have died earlier. I believe there can beauty in almost everything and have become more eager to seek it out and hope to nourish it if I can.
What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country