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Liver transplant

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I wasn't sure about writing this but maybe it will help someone avoid a liver transplant, or other serious operations etc. I am happy to say that my oldest daughter received a new liver last Friday. She has had diabetes for many years and because she was careless with her diet her liver had worked so hard trying to do it's job it was failing. She was not aware how really bad it was, so came here on the 4th of this month for a visit, on her arrival at the airport she received a call from her doctor that she was now #2 on the liver transplant list. It was indeed a big shock to her. When he found out she was here in CA, not NC where she lives he agreed to put her further down on the list. The night she returned she was called to say there was going to be a matching liver for her and to come right in, The second shock. Praise the Lord all went well and she is now out of ICU and will probably go home in a week.
Why am I telling all my Spark friends this? Because I am pretty sure that some of these friends are not that serious about what they are eating, or caring for their bodies. Oh, I know that most of you are doing your best, to you others, that think, just a little of this rich dessert won't hurt. However if you are at all like I am, that LITTLE starts a desire for more and more before we know it we are back to our old eating habits.
You or I might not need a liver transplant but there are many other parts of our bodies that are in dire need of proper nutrition. We must take our fight to lose weight seriously.
Read all the great information we receive here, take it to heart and get back to your original plan to lose a certain amount, or change it, if you find you have erred setting goals that are not feasible, etc. Don't try to lose those extra pounds too quickly, that is also hard on one's body.
Maybe I am writing this because even though I saw what happened to my daughter, this evening I had a dessert, that "I needed like a hole in the head" how easy it is to be tempted. I plan on making sure that does not happen again, unless it is planned and I have added those calories into my food log. (I do not do that on line, but keep an eye open to what I am being served here at the assisted living facility.) There is no way to figure what they put in casseroles etc.) I "guesstimate" the caloric amounts.
I hope that I have not upset anyone. I don't want anyone to have to suffer the thought of losing one's child because of careless eating. I for one am going to remind my other children that they too can find themselves in serious health problems if they are not watching what they eat. Junk food is out there, and it is so much easier to eat that, instead of preparing a meal.
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    I hope that your daughter is recovering well from her surgery. Not sure how you could "upset anyone" with the truth - after all, you're not preaching, you're honest enough to admit that you're human, too. I see why your page was recommended as a "motivational" page. Nice to "meet" you!
    1998 days ago

    Thank you for sharing. I am happy for you and your daughter. Some times it is hard to put things like this in to words. You did a great job. emoticon
    2003 days ago
  • KERRYG155
    Happy your daughter is doing so well. Hope it stays that way for many years!! Sometimes we have to hear what we need to hear and not what we want to hear! My husbnd is one of those!!
    2007 days ago
  • OTEN36
    Betty.......I am so happy your daughter got her transplant.
    I will pray for her and your family.
    Thank you so much for your blog and all the feelings you put on the table writing it.
    You are so correct. We need to think before we put things in our mouth.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful
    innesota finally got some snow.

    2008 days ago
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