Health update

Scott Silva ssilva at
Tue Jan 13 18:15:21 GMT 2009

on 1-13-2009 3:52 AM Julian Field spake the following:
> Folks,
> Well, I've just got back from the hospital, had another meeting with the
> transplant team.
> As of now, I'm suspended on the liver waiting list.
> They are going to do another endoscopy in the next 2 or 3 weeks, and
> we'll see the outcome of that to see if the varices have gone down at
> all which will imply better blood flow through my new portal vein
> replacement.
> I suspect this will most likely show an improvement.
> If it does, then the original reason for me being on the list will have
> gone (well enough). So it will be no longer worth doing what is, in my
> case, a very difficult and dangerous procedure.
> So I'm officially suspended from the list at the moment, but not removed.
> As I've spent the past 15 months or so mentally preparing for the
> procedure, this is going to take a bit of getting used to. It's going to
> take a few days to sink in properly.
> Jules
If your liver is recovering on its own, then that is GREAT news!
Transplants are less than ideal, and the anti-rejection drugs are somewhat
hard on the rest of your system. If your body is starting to heal itself, then
you are a very lucky man.

All my best, and keep doing what you have been doing to stay healthy.

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