Health update

Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue Jan 13 19:16:47 GMT 2009

On 13/1/09 19:03, Brad Dokken wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mailscanner-bounces at
>> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf
>> Of Julian Field
>> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 3:52 AM
>> To: MailScanner discussion
>> Subject: Health update
>> 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
> Hard to tell from the tone of the email, but that's good news right?
Mixture. See my post from 18:22.
> We'll keep hoping and praying for you Julian!
> Brad


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