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Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue May 20 21:27:52 IST 2008

Steve Campbell wrote:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> Hope everything comes out alright!
> Is there surgery involved? :-)
That's what the assessment is for. They are considering everything from 
doing nothing, to replacing my entire intestines (small bowel) and 
portal vein and liver. I only have about 20% of my liver left, my 
kidneys have moved up into the space when the liver should be, and my 
portal vein system doesn't exist at all.

Look up "liver" on wikipedia and there are 2 pictures at the top of the 
article, the lower one is the interesting one. The main bit of the liver 
on the left of the picture is pretty much absent in me, I've only got 
the little top bit in the middle of the picture.

So one possibility is to replace the entire liver, portal vein and small 
bowel (all 26 feet of it) with someone else's. So if you're going to 
drive dangerously, please wear leathers and take a donor card with you, 
some of us can use what's left :-) :-)

We'll see over the next few weeks what they decide they want to do. I'll 
let you know once I have a decision.

Best regards,

> Steve Campbell


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