Just looking at your excellent web site to see if anything is lacking from ours. This year Addenbrooke's celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the first liver transplant in Europe performed at Addenbrooke's by Professor Sir Roy Calne who was able to celebrate with us.
Excellent website, found very helpful. Have met the support group while in hospital, very knowledgeable. Keep up the good work!
Wednesday 23-Oct-2013 20:17:30 UTC I WOLD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE STAFF NURSES, DOCTORS ,DOMESTICS ,ASSISTANTS NURSES ,LIVER CO. ORDINATORS,SURGEONS AND THE DONOR FAMILY .WITHOUT YOUR HELP AND KINDNESS I WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART WILLIAM Age: 67 Transplanted: 17/08/2013
Sunday 25-Aug-2013 14:51:26 UTC I received my transplant at the QE 10 days ago and currently at home recovering. I cannot find the words to express my heartfelt gratitude to all the staff involved in giving me my 'second life'. God bless the Donor and the family - I will be sending a personal message soon. Here's looking forward to the rest of the year, helping and getting involved with the good work being done at our wonderful local hospital. Age: 55 Transplanted: 12.45pm 15th August 2013
Tuesday 30-Jul-2013 20:09:23 UTC I would like to thank everybody from the co ordinators the nurses the doctors and of course the kind family that donated the liver Thank you all and God bless you all for giving me my life back. xxx Age: 59 Transplanted: 09/10/2010
Monday 22-Jul-2013 11:55:03 UTC I had my transplant on the 15th of June 2013.There are no words to describe my gratitude to the donor family. It is a brave decision to make and from my heart to who ever you are I thank you. I now intend to make a full recovery and do the things that I wanted to during my working life (like turning off the alarm and going back to sleep). Age: 64yrs Transplanted: 15th June 2013
Sunday 14-Apr-2013 11:10:19 UTC a big thank you to all staff at q e.xxx Age: 52 Transplanted: march 1st 2013
Thursday 2-Aug-2012 11:05:01 UTC THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR OF LIVER TRANSPLANT AND I WOULD TO THANK ALL AT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, ALSO MY DEEPEST THANKS TO MY DONORS FAMILY. I WILL NEVER FORGET THE GIFT I DID RECEIVED FROM YOU Age: 58 Transplanted: LIVER TRANSPLANT
Wednesday 31-Mar-2010 18:17:49 UTC Three years today since my transplant thanks again to everyone at the QE and to my donor family such kind people.
Saturday 20-Mar-2010 23:51:18 UTC I was being treated for autosomal recessive haemochromatosis since march 2004.prior to which I had been diagnosed as diabetic which I managed via dietry control until Nov.2006,from then on I was transfered onto metformin tablets.These tablets carried me in good stead.I under went routine ultrasound scans on a yearly basis although as far back as april 2003 an undefinable mass was evident.the yeary monitoring showed growth in the mass,confirmed by CT scans and later MRI scans culminating in a diagnosis of primary liver cancer April 16 2007.I was very fit and active for a man of 59yrs,still participating in scuba diving at an advanced leve.I was as a result in shock and not least of all denial with a capital D!After a curtailed pre assesment and a few weeks of trying to carry on as normal and exploring alternative options to transplant. All to no avail and with a prognosis of 6 to 12 months or less if the tumor grew over 5cms. I returned to the Liver Transplant Unit at QE and cap in hand asked to return to the fold. Thankfully I was accepted back and ultimately placed onto the priority list. Within 3 weeks I was transplanted still fit and well! I couldn't believe how well it all went, five and a half hours later to wake up momentarily to see my wife and two daughters. After only 6 days I was allowed home! I am unable to express how thankfull I am to not only the surgeons and physicians but all of the other vital members of the liver team and nursing staff who were all extremely kind and supportive beyond belief! I am currently on basic levels of immuno-suppressents although experiencing some symptoms of kidney stress and low energy. Diabetic control is now via insulin injections but far less traumatic than I imagined. Now the winter is over I am looking forward to becoming much more active. To the family of the donor I extend my deepest sympathy for their tragic loss. and from my devoted family ETERNAL THANKS. J.P.
Original Entry Dated 08/06/2009, 10:09 pm It was my 1st year with the Berkshire Royals at this years Transplant games- meeting up with other transplant patients was one of the highlights for me. I met one of your volunteers john who has now given me an I idea for a patient support group in our hospital which I hope one day will be possible. Many thanks to John Gibbs, hope yo enjoyed the games- Elaine walker
Original Entry Dated 02/11/2009, 12:25 am Thank you for your time when we met in November. My dad was waiting ont he transplant list and unfortunalty didnt make it far enought to have one. I jsut want to pass on my thinks to everyone on the team there and what a fantastic job they did of looking after my dad, I truly believe he could not have been in safer hands.
Original Entry Dated 08/25/2008, 11:22 am Thanks for support in the hospital.
Original Entry Dated 08/20/2008, 10:09 pm Ive had two liver translants , i had one on 17/2/95, after eating cockles caught non hep a and b, then i had dvt and gangerene in that one and had another on 4th august 2006, i take part in the transplant games, doing 100mts, long jump,high jump,badminton,and squash, its great,thank u the queen elizabeth liver unit for giving the gift of life, and thank u donor families too,
Original Entry Dated 06/15/2008, 5:14 pm I was transplanted in 1991 and stopped at your stall yesterday at the 3,000th Transplant day. For 12 years I was secretary of the Wessex Liver Support Group. You need lots of support from the medics. and members to keep going. Good luck to your group.
Original Entry Dated 06/15/2008, 5:09 pm I am a transplant receipient and i would like to help in some way.Please let me know by e-mail if this is possible.
Original Entry Dated 04/24/2008, 10:05 pm I had my transplant in May 1993 at the QE, and have been very well generally, I consider myself very very fortunate.
Original Entry Dated 01/20/2008, 11:41 pm Hi, i wrote to you in may 2007 just 14 days after my liver transplant, and i thought i would just let you alan and everybody else know that after 9 months things are great, the staff at Birmingham are truly amazing. i can only thank the donor for the greatest ever gift they could have given, life. I still don't know what happened to make my liver stop working and probably never will, but i just want to tell people who have any doubts about a transplant-it isn't easy but after a few weeks and now months it is DEFINATELY WORTH IT, god bless to all involved, Michaela xx
Original Entry Dated 11/21/2007, 3:50 pm I am a liver transplant patient since September, 2006. I suffer from HAEMOCHROMATOSIS.I read about your Website on my visi to Birmingham yesyerday 20.11.07 for a 3 month check up. I am interested in recieving updates about your group and would like to assist wherever possible. My home address is in St.Helens, Merseyside.
Original Entry Dated 08/02/2007, 8:22 pm Hi, just to let you know i had my second liver on4/8/06. just came back from the transplant games in Edinburgh won bronze 10 pin bowling, high jump, and a cup for the bravest transplantee