Liver transplant evaluation, part 2

Liver transplant evaluation, part 2

“I’d like to talk to you in person next month about a transplant.” I heard these words from my primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) specialist over the phone in December when I was hospitalized for the fourth time with sepsis. The doctor’s appointment was surreal...
Liver transplant evaluation, part 1

Liver transplant evaluation, part 1

“It is going to be intense.” This is how my doctor described going through the liver transplant evaluation process. I had no idea what I was getting into because I didn’t have to go through this when I received my kidney over 15 years ago due to PKD. I was too sick...
Navigating emotions

Navigating emotions

When we endure health issues, we deal not only with our emotions, but also those of others. My immediate circle of support, who are most impacted by my health, are my husband, Noah, and my parents. All three of them are very dedicated caregivers. They love me...
Even the sun needs downtime

Even the sun needs downtime

“Wow—so much to do—don’t get bogged down with the burden of disease. Try to keep your composure and quality of life.” This was the start of a message I recently received from my nephrologist. This great advice, while sometimes easier said than done, really spoke to me...
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