All quiet?

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Wed May 21 09:02:10 IST 2008

2008/5/20 Julian Field <MailScanner at>:
> 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.

Good luck Jules!

-- Glenn
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