When potential donors message me, a lot of times they simply want to know if my life was able to continue on “as planned” after recovery. The answer is kind of yes, kind of no.
It’s been 21 months since our living liver donor transplant and my cousin is living his best life hitting the gym, reading books, and posting hilarious nonsense on Facebook. Meanwhile, I am approaching 5 months postpartum and figured I should post an update. What was it like having a baby after a liver donation? My… [Read More]
I’ve had over 15 potential liver donors find my posts and contact me about my experience. How is the recovery process? What does your scar look like now? There aren’t a lot of detailed, personal stories out there about the process for living liver donors. Which is why I started sharing my experience when I knew… [Read More]
One year ago this Saturday my cousin and I went into separate operating rooms and came out, several hours later, with two halves of the same liver. When I think about it, it still seems a little “weird science” to me. Did that really happen? Modern medicine can certainly be miraculous. 1 Year Liverversary Updates So,… [Read More]
It’s been 6 months since my last post-transplant update. For those who follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen what’s been up, but for those prospective donors who have found me via google searching and are curious to know what life is like 9 months out, it’s time for a post. I’m really excited to say… [Read More]
Today is the 3 month mark since the transplant. So it’s time to share about the recovery process these past two months since I’ve been home. Plus, a bit of good news from my cousin! Physical Recovery Sometimes I forget that I’ve donated part of my liver. Meaning I can go about my day and… [Read More]
My last post about recovery after the transplant ended with my 1st check up at UCSF on September 26th. After that I was re-admitted to UCSF and my 2nd check up was pushed back a week. I’m finally sitting down to explain what happened. BUT FIRST…SMALL VICTORIES It was 12 days after transplant that I… [Read More]
Typically I write about running and fitness. And while I’ve taken a break from those topics to cover this transplant journey, I will get back to it as I recover. I think it’s marvelous, though, that my healthy lifestyle helped me be a living donor for my cousin. For those following my donor story, thanks… [Read More]