(10 hours later)
My transplant coordinator listed me 4 months ago on the 27th, the paperwork was official on the 28th. 4 months now I have been listed. 10 months have passed by since I first went into the hospital. That's 2 weeks shy from 11 months. The doctors said that when you have a bleed like the one I had things can go south really fast. He went as far as saying that I probably would need a transplant within 18 months. That leaves me with 7 and a half more months. Now I'm not sure how everybody else does math, but that edges me out of my two and a half year window of waiting for a liver by one full year. How is that suppose to work?Since then I have moved my care to another hospital. I have not had a chance to bring this up with my new doctors but it is one of the first questions I will be asking when I see them next month. So far my MELD score has moved just slightly. I was at eleven a month or so ago. My new labs will be drawn next month. The first time they took 20 viles of blood and did two skin markers to check for T.B. and something else. I can't imagine that they will be drawing 20 more viles of blood, but I'm guessing they will be taking a lot of it.
I haven't been sick since Thanksgiving. Even my stomach aches have dissipated. I did catch a cold though and I am bouncing back from it. One thing I am always trying to do is avoid germs and sick people.
Another thing I have been working on is my psoriasis. I need to avoid infections at all cost and my latest endeavor has been to rid myself of this awful scratching. I went to see my dermatologist and he has started me on Enbrel. I am now taking shots once a week and I am one month in on a one year program. That sucks for me because I really hate shots. On the other hand I think my wife likes giving them. She seems to get pretty enthusiastic on shot night. So far they seem to be working. I haven't felt any weird side effects from them at all. I still need to get some labs drawn to see if they are effecting my liver in any negative way. I sure hope not. As much as I hate shots, I hate the discomfort I am constantly going through with the psoriasis.
(Since I started writing this I have found out that my transplant team might be moving somewhere else. I'm not sure what that means just yet. It is Saturday and those questions probably can't be answered until Monday. That is upsetting because I really like these guys a lot and if they are all going then what is to happen with the liver transplant center.)
That is all.