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Were you a member of our Forum on http://TransplantBuddies.com

No


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

Just surfing the net


Are You Male or Female?

Female


Share - which illness led up to you needing a transplant?

EPP (I know, you never heard of it😏)


Which Organ(s) did you receive? If you are on the waiting list, please share.

Liver. Was in the hospital on a waiting list for about 32 Days.


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

Holy cow! A bunch now! The most important ones are my Tacrolimus and Ursidiol.


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

My transplant was Feb. 23, 2017


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

Shared experiences


Which Transplant Center has or will perform your life saving surgery?

University of Washington Medical Center


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

I was living with my husband on 25 acres, off the grid in Northern Idaho. As a retired nurse, I didn’t see my on liver failure taking place, so ended up in the emergency room of our tiny hospital and whipped off by ambulance to Seattle, and haven’t been home since. I need to stay within 2 hours of Seattle, so now live in an apartment close to family members. My husband of 40 years decided he’d rather stay in Idaho.


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

I’m a practicing Catholic and my faith is central to my life and when faced with the need for a liver transplant, I couldn’t pray for a new liver. How could I pray for someone to die so I may live? I just left it up to God. I went into surgery knowing that whether I lived or died, I had to wake up in a better place than where I was. So far, so good.


Share your interests and hobbies

Weaving, loom knitting, making pine needle baskets, gourd decorating, sewing.


What Part of The World Do you Live? Feel free to share city, state, country

Central Washington State


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  • Hi Connie!

    Welcome! thank you for your service taking care of patients- I cannot imagine what a whirlwind of a turn of events that took place for you. WOW! Glad to hear you are doing well now.

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