My liver doctors screen every single thing which enters by body since I am so immunocompromised. We patients are not allowed to take any live vaccine.
I am required to take a flu shot. These very hot shot doctors repeatedly tell me the flu virus is dead and except for a sore are and a slight fever for some people, there is not other possible adverse reaction to a flu shot.
My DD has a public health masters degree and works in Africa with a ton of vaccine. She also insists there is nothing live in a flu shot to make anyone sick.View Thread
I was diagnosed Type II eleven years ago. I controlled my diabetes many years with diet and exercise but I was overweight and lax in my health habits.
I was put on oral medications and they worked well for me. In February, my transplant lead doctor and my endocrinologist told me I need to have very, very good control and a low A1c going into the transplant. I was put on HumalinN. It was worked great for me.
The doctors said about 1/2 of the folks who have a transplant eventually are able to stop using insulin. That seems to match up with the folks in my support group. We all have cirrhosis, all are on insulin and a good number of them stop insulin in the months after transplant.View Thread
Nineteen people die on average from cirrhosis every day waiting for a liver. (This number just includes the folks on the approved wait lists)
I was very surprised when I heard I would get a HepC positive liver in my transplant but it makes total sense. If I can take an infected liver and make a healthy liver available for a young person, I say give me the HepC positive liver.View Thread