I am doing okay. A few last minute cancer issues. (It's always something).
I am currently #5 on the liver transplant waiting list for blood type Os here. So I am doing a lot of last minute prep work here at home where my sister will stay with me while I will recover and last minute hospital preparations.
Once I get "the call" anytime between now and a few weeks, I will disappear for a while depending on how well my surgery and post transplant complications go. So right now it is hour to hour, day to day. Everything else in my life is on hold.
Looking forward to a new liver in the new year!
Thanks for asking!
good luck Hector...you are in my prayers.
We'll be here waiting and cheering you on, Hector!! Maybe your sister would be willing to keep us updated?!?
Sending our prayers in advance for a successful transplant and recovery for you Hector. I hope the next few weeks go smoothly while you're waiting. It would be great if your sister would post and let us know when you're out of surgery, or she could email or text one of us and we could post here if you like. We will all be thinking of you.
New liver, new year, new life.
Interesting how closely related the words "liver" and "life" seem. :)
I am so thrilled for you. You will be seriously in my prayers and good thoughts.
All the best to you!
Wishing you the best outcomes Hector,and happy holidays nevertheless.
Like everyone else Hector, wishing you the best....
What a way to start off the " New Year " with a new lease on life!!!
Thinking of you often, my friend.
You are an inspiration !
Hoping for a good outcome Hector.
It will be a happy day when you come though all this.
I hope to be able to buy you a coffee, or even some salty snack. : )
Until then Merry Christmas
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Thank you everyone!!!
Without the support of all the good MedHelp people that I have met over the years, it would have been a much tougher journey to navigate. I thought I was a goner a few times there.
I am very grateful to each and everyone of you that have written to me and supported me with my hep C treatments, cirrhosis, decompensation, liver cancer, and now End-Stage Liver Disease (ESLD) and now finally after many years of waiting...my transplant.
Oh, by the way...my hepatologist told me she is 99% sure I won't have recurrence of the hepatitis C virus in my donor liver thanks to me being 1 of 50 world-wide who are interferon resistant in a GS-7977 + ribavirin trial for cirrhotics with HCC. How lucky am I?
I am looking forward to a second life without HCV!
"Life is full of give and take. Give thanks and take nothing for granted."
i want to wish you the best in the coming weeks. i hope you get your new liver and a new lease on life. may 2013 be the start of your hep c free future. happy holidays. sending you a great big hug and some prayers for you. hoping to hear from you when you get thru it all. belle
Best wishes for a happy New Year with a new liver free of HepC. I will have you in my thoughts and prayers. Jeff
What a great motto for the new year! Man, you've got a lot of love heading your way. I'll be thinking of you every day, til I hear the ultimate good news.
You are a fighter and one of my heros.
C - ¡Muchas gracias!
What great news to read today, before long you will have your new liver!!!
Along with the others, I send best wishes for a smooth and successful transplant surgery, a seamless post-operative course, and many happy years ahead, without Hep C!!!
Happy Holidays!! Here's to 2013!!
this sounds real good hector....nice going!.......billy
It is very exciting to be so close to the point you have worked so hard for. You have done everything right. You have edified yourself and through your generousity of spirit educated us as well. You have left no stone unturned in this epic act to do the best you can with what you have. You have dared to walk beds of coals to live. There is no higher pursuit. I am in awe of your strength and determination. If anyone ever blamed you for being 'stubborn', they had no idea that your will is steel. I just could not be prouder to know you Hector and look forward to the book you are going to write and make zillions of people the better for it, just like you have made all of us better who have been blessed to bear witness to your struggle and your kind and loving counsel. We will be praying for peace of heart and your proper recovery. It will all be over before you know it and you will be back home in your Sisters fine care. (I have a really dirty joke I'll save for you . . . = : ) , your constant admirer
Yes, here's a toast (sparkling apple cider) *clink: for a smooth liver transplant, and a speedy recovery for you Hector.
That will be comforting, to have your Sis with you, while you recover <3....does the keyboard have a symbol that resembles a liver?
I have so much respect for you and what you have been through. You are "big daddy" for many of us on the forum...wish you good luck and a hep c free new year!
Bovary from Norway :)
Just saw this update. Great news H !!! You are #1 in my book - hope you bump to the top of the transplant list very soon. Betcha have the bags packed and ready for that phone call. Very exciting. Best wishes to you for a new healthy liver and a new year.
I haven't been on here much at all, but wow. I am so happy for you. Here's to renewed health in the new year.
A Book? You are amazing indeed. You saved my butt so many times not only with replies to my posts, but replies to others too. I'm pulling for you man!!
Hi Hector: Soooo glad to read about your exceptionally wonderful news! :-) All my hopes for an uneventful transplant & expeditious recovery!!! Cheers, Glenn