Cruisin with the Real"s

Cruisin with the Real"s
Joe and Nancy Grand Cayman 10-07

Loma Linda Medical Center

Loma Linda Medical Center
Where the magic happens........

Monday, July 28, 2008

Our Support Group at Loma Linda

I wanted to share with you all about my discovery of and delight in participating in our hospital Liver Transplant Support Group.

I am SOOOOOOOOO glad that I found this wonderful group of people to share our journeys of cirrhosis and the road to and after transplant with.

I have found it so interesting, heartwarming and helpful to be able to share what each other is going through. Amazing how EVERYONE has a different story of how they got to where they are now and how they are emotionally and physically facing the challenges of cirrhosis.

I guess I always thought that cirrhosis was mainly caused by alcohol and thought drug use probably figured in there but come to find out alcohol is NOT the biggest cause of cirrhosis at all ! Look up Cirrhosis here......

I think that we are very lucky to have such an active group of pre and post transplant patients. We certainly have some interesting discussions!

I would tell you that if you are suffering from something, whether it is a disease, a loved one with a disease or anything that has got you down and you need someone to talk to who understands there is nothing better than talking to people going through the same thing you are.

We have certainly have learned more about symptoms, what to expect and different ways of handling things that we learned from our quick Dr appt's. They just don't have that much time...

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