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Cale-don’t despair. I am a cc survivor. It took 2 transplants, 8 ercps, chemo, chemo and radiation, and oral chemo!! I was diagnosed July 2008 and was told 6-8 months, my only symptons was being itchy. I am Gods miracle. The Mayo Clinic is the place to be. My miracle team was at Barnes-Jewish in St. Louis MO. Those 2 hospitals are the best. It took a long 2 years, but i can finally wash the dishes in the same day-haha!! There has been plenty of setbacks, but the power of prayers got me there. You will look back at this time with amazement at your strength. I asked Dr. Chapman when I was first diagnosed if I would see our only child graduate college and he said i would. I watched her May 8 2010!! We will keep you in our prayers.
I am a cc survivor. I was diagnosed in July 2008, I had chemo, radiation, and 2 liver transplants. My first question was will I see our only child graduate from college. My doctor said I would and on May 9, 2010 I did!! Just being there is all the help he needs. This is a very bizzare time, it never happens to you. I am Gods walking miracle and with out prayer, great family and amazing doctors I am still here.
I am a cc survivor!! I am also a 2 time liver transplant survivor. My story is much like yours. I was diagnosed in July 2008. I was told only hope was transplant. The Mayo Clinic and Barnes-Jewish Hospital were the only hospitals with this trial. Barnes is only 45 mins from our house another sign of Gods work. I did chemo and chemo pump while doing radiation and then oral chemo while waiting for transplant. I had at least 8 ERCPs while waiting. I also Had 2 fake liver calls (liver wasn’t good,a pretty common expierence). I was put on the list on Jan 29,2009 and was giving extra points for MELD score (very i mportant) for cancer!! I rec’d my first liver May 24,2009. There were no complications except a collasped lung and on the road to recovery quickly. On July 4, 2009 I started vomitting blood and was diagnosed with a rupurted hepatic artery do to radiation complications. I was given 36 hours to find a liver. Thanks to the power of prayer and the worlds greatest transplant team I am alive. I was in the hospital for 3 months. I had blood infection and back to ICU,took out all ports and lines. It has been a long road. I had to learn to walk again. My doctors call me there miracle. When I was first diagnosed I asked my dr. if i would see my daughter graduate college and he said I would I watched her graduate May 9 2010.I had other problems but I just remember July 4 2009 when they gave me the last rights twice. You will survive this I did. You are in our prayers- Cathy
Great news I am a cc survivor. I was diagnosed July 2008 and told only hope was liver transplant. I under went chemo, chemo and radiation and oral chemo. I rec’d my first liver on May 24,2009 making me cancer free! I rec’d my second liver July 2009, after my hepatic artery burst due to radiation damage. I was given 36 hours to live or find a liver and thanks to the power of pray and the worlds greatest surgeons at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis, MO.) I survived. I am there walking miracle! I made my first trip solo to walmart in Aug 2010, it has been a long 2 years, but I am proof there is a God. Keep praying and don’t give up!!!