About Me

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

Yes


Where did you hear about Transplant Friends?

email


Are You Male or Female?

Female


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

two liver transplants one in 1995 with non hep a non hep b, after eatting coockles, another in 2006caught a virus had DVT and Gangerene, have lung done in 2008 which no longer works, have also renal failure now, but hey im still here enjoying life,,


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

liver, 1995, liver 2006


Drugs, vitamins, favorite foods

prograf, 1mg x4 daily, ulceric acid for dvt, 2x2 daily, asprin 1x1, Prozac,x1, nexium,2 x2 seritide 3x3, ventolin 5 x4,


How many years have you had your Transplant for?

1st liver 12 years 2nd since 2006,


I am Interested in Transplant Friends because...

were all in the same boat, and are one big family,


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

birmingham queen elizabeth


Share how your transplant experience changed your life?

i can take park in the transplant games, i make cards and raise money for unit


Share whatever information you want us to know about you

Until the age of 29, Sue was fit, well and healthy. At 29, she went on holiday to the seaside. There, she ate some seafood and became unwell, yellow and developed a rash. She visited her GP, who thought she had eczema and prescribed her some cream. Two weeks later, Sue went back to see her GP because she had not improved in any way. She later saw a locum doctor, who told her she h...ad liver failure. At hospital, Sue was also told that she had only months to live. Tests showed that she’d got hepatitis A and B. Hepatitis occurs when there is inflammation (swelling) of the liver, often caused by a virus. She was transferred to a specialist hospital and assessed for a liver transplant. Sue said she was given very little information about liver transplants at that time. She became increasingly ill and was soon too weak to walk. She had her first liver transplant in 1995, aged 29. After surgery, the new liver started rejecting and Sue was given medication to stop the rejection. She spent eight months in hospital. When she was well enough to be discharged, she bought a computer and learnt more about liver transplants on the internet. A month after being discharged, Sue caught a virus and went back into hospital for another two months. There, she met someone who told her about the Transplant Games. She applied to take part and, in 1996, won four medals. Since her transplant, Sue said she has been back to hospital several times for different problems, including pneumonia and lung disease. In 2005, her liver started rejecting and this was a difficult and depressing time. Sue felt that, this time, she was unlikely to survive and had some counselling to help her through her depression. In 2006, Sue was admitted into hospital again and assessed for a second liver transplant. She was placed on the transplant waiting list and told that, without a transplant, she could have only three months to live. During this time, she became increasingly weak, yellow and found it hard to eat. In August 2006, Sue had her second liver transplant and, three weeks later, was discharged from hospital. She recovered well but, in 2008, developed pleurisy of the lung, for which she had surgery. Pleurisy is inflammation of the pleura, the double-layered membrane (covering) that surrounds the lungs. Sue said her first donor was a 42-year-old male who died of a brain tumour. Her second donor was a woman who had died in a road traffic accident. She wrote to both the donor families and contacts them annually around Christmas. She is very grateful to them and said that, without the transplants, she would not be alive today. Sue wondered how she had got liver disease in the first place as she had never drunk alcohol. She felt that her lungs were no longer as strong as before and that her kidney function had been affected by the anti-rejection medications. However, she urged people to get on with life and enjoy it as much as possible, as she did herself.


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card making, dogs


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

bristol


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  • well i started slimming world 8 weeks ago, im trying to get fit for the games at Birmingham, so far i was 13.9 stone, today i m 12.9 stone, ive given up sugar, chcolate doughnuts, i went to birmingham o/p to be told lose weight or lose your remaining kidney, that isnt working right, it havent worked right since my very first liver in 1995, now my diet is porridge, fruit, coffee, no sugar, , lunch is fruit, crackers, wine gum, ham, dinner is chicken, green beans, tatoes, yogurt fat free, and a hifi bar, slimming world chcolate, i have more energy,not so tried, and cant wait to get up, ive had breast cancer cells removed this year, im all clear, they got it before it started to grow, so glad for that, i have been walking, and swimming,, to get fit, i have a pedometer on my mobile so i count the steps, i feel lost with out it, lol

  • UPDATE ON MEDALS..BOLTON 2014, HIGH JUMP, GOLD, BOWLING,GOLD, LONG JUMP GOLD
    NEWCASTLE 2015 , HIGH JUMP, SILVER, LONG JUMP SILVER
    LIVERPOOL, 2016. HIGH JUMP GOLD, LONG JUMP BRONZE, JAVALINE BRONZE, 

  • Hi Sue

    AWESOME!!!! You can share all about yourself in our forum. Not too many people know how to respond to membership posts.

  • i also take part in the transplant games,, overall i have taken part in CARDIFF WINNING 3 GOLDS, IN 800MTS, 15OOMTS,,MINI MARATHON
    WIRRAL ; 1500MTS GOLD, 800MTS GOLD, HIGH JUMP GOLD, 10 PIN BOWLING,SQ UASH GOLD,
    BELFAST, SILVER IN THE MINI MARATHON
    BIRMINGHAM, ; 100MTS 1 GOLD, 400MTS GOLD, 800MTS BRONZES,
    NEWCASTLE ; GOLD, 800MTS, GOLD MINI MARATHON,SILVER,LONG JUMP, GOLD SQUASH,
    LEEDS, ; SQUASH, GOLD, 800MTS GOLD,, SQUASH GOLD,, AND A CUP,, FOR OUT STANDING LIVER TRANSPLANT PATIENCE,,
    LOUGHBOUGH,, ; CUP, SILVER,800MTS, 400MTS GOLD,1500 MTS BRONZE,,SQUASH BRONZES
    BATH, HAD SECOND LIVER TRANSPLANT WAS IN A WHEEL CHAIR UNABLE TO WALK,, JUST CAME OUT OF HOSPITAL ON THE 15TH AUGUST, GAME WAS ON THE 16TH AUGUST,,
    EDINBURGH, ARTHUR HARDY CUP. HAVING TRIED HARD AND HAD 2 LIVER TRANSPLANTS,, LEARNT TO WALK WITHIN A YEAR,, 100MTS GOLD, BADMINTON GOLD, SQUASH, SILVER, 10 PIN BOWLING GOLD, RELAY SILVER,,
    SHEFFIELD ; BADMINTON BRONZE,100 MTS GOLD, HIGH JUMP SILVER, SQUASH GOLD,

     

  • If not for you
    There would not be me
    That gift of life
    You gave to me
    There were tears of joy.
    There were tears of sorrow.
    You gave me hope,
    for a brighter tomorrow.
    I wiped away the tears
    Tried not to cry
    Knew some would live
    And others die.
    The only way
    I could understand
    Was to realise
    Was part of god’s plan.
    If not for you
    What would I do?
    God chose someone
    He sent you.
    Now a part of you
    In me has thrived
    Thanks to you donor,
    I have survived.
    And with each new day,
    This thought comes through
    I would not be alive,
    If not for you.
    ive had 2 liver transplants 17th February 1995, and the 4th august 2006 , thank you two the two wonderful people that carried the donor card,s , xx

  • if your interested i have a face bookpage, sue haskins liver transplant, feel welcome to join, 

  • so far my count of medals are as follows, 56 golds. 30 silvers, 25 bronzes, from my 1st games at cardiff 96, ive missed three games, due to belfast, do not like planes, bath, second liver transplant, lanarkshire cancer, they were so stressful missing them, i remember belfast i cooked bacon and cabbage, for tea, that night, it was vile,, but we both ate it, 

  •  Happy Birthday Sue ! 

  • Happy birthday Sue! Have a great day! You should join us for chat on Saturdays and Sundays starting at 2 pm CDT. Hope to see you there!

  •  Happy Birthday Sue ! 

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