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rickisjourney

fullerton, California
Hello!! I am 29, a wife, mother, HCV patient, and soon to contain recycled parts!! Right now I am just trying to stay healthy while I wait for my new liver, but once I'm feeling a little better I plan on becoming 100% focused on keeping my 3 year old's liver (and the rest of him) healthy. Like... Full Bio
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Did you know... by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant ...that Hepatitis doesn't discriminate. The CDC recommends that everyone born between 1945 and 1965 be tested for Hepatitis C. Click here  for more information from the Ame ... Read on »
Did you know... by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant ...that less than 1% of the Americans that die each year, die in conditions that make their organs eligible to use for donation. That means that most of you amazing p ... Read on »
Pinterest health board by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Hey guys! I know it has been a while... It's not that I've forgotten about Larry... I've just had a lot going on, but I wanted to share my pinterest health board with you a ... Read on »
Just a few more foods to add to your "Healthy Liver Diet" by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Just thought I would pass a long a few more foods to keep in mind. I am always looking for high Magnesium foods since it is usually low in liver dis ... Read on »
Did you know? by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant The doctors that work to save your life when you are in the hospital are NOT the same doctors that remove your organs and operate on transplant patients. I visited m ... Read on »
Hepatitis C and Liver Transplant by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Use of Protease Inhibitors in Liver Transplant Recipients I say, treat for Hep C first because trying to treat after transplant just adds more things (like drug inte ... Read on »
Use of Protease Inhibitors in Liver Transplant Recipients by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Use of Protease Inhibitors in Liver Transplant Recipients I say, treat for Hep C first because trying to treat after transplant just adds more things (like drug inte ... Read on »
Hepatitis C Deaths up, Baby Boomers Most at Risk - ABC News by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant But keep reading all the way through... there is hope! 75% cure rate ain't bad!! Hepatitis C Deaths up, Baby Boomers Most at Risk - ABC News Spread the word! Li ... Read on »
Demystifying the liver and its diseases by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Demystifying the liver and its diseases The above article is a great introduction to liver disease and the liver function tests. Read on »
Green tea flavonoid may prevent reinfection with hepatitis C virus following liver transplantation by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Public release date: 1-Dec-2011 Contact: Dawn Peters healthnews@wiley.com 781-388-8408 Wiley-Blackwell German researchers have determined that epiga ... Read on »
100 Nutrition facts about 25 popular foods by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Very interesting information!! Dandilion Greens are good for the liver http://www.mercola.com/nutritionplan/foodalert.htm Spread the word ... Read on »
L.A.s Liver Life Walk by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Join. Raise Funds. End Liver Disease. Event Date: September 18, 2011 Event Location: Ocean View Park, Santa Monica Event Schedule: Registration 7-9am Walk Be ... Read on »
Update on HCV treatments Telaprevir/Boceprevir by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Both Drugs Have Been Recommended By The FDA Advisory Panel For The Treatment Of Hepatitis C. Both of the new medicines work by blocking a protein called protease tha ... Read on »
You are not alone - kids with HepC by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant A fellow mom  pointed out this website ( hepatitisc kids ) for kids with HepC. It also has a chat forum for teens battling the disease, which I wish was around when I w ... Read on »
Gastroparesis - one more possibility for that nausea by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Gastroparesis Diet for Delayed Stomach Emptying Author:  Frank W. Jackson, M.D. ... Read on »
Team Larry walks again by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Just about 2 weeks left before Team Larry the Livers 2nd annual Donate Life walk in Fullerton. Make sure you join us if you can!! Click **HERE** to register to walk w ... Read on »
Celebrities with HCV by rickisjourney 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Thank you to HCV New Drug Research for this: ...I must admit that I love how Keith Richards was cured. :) Several public figures suffer from hepatitis C and some have ... Read on »
Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Ricki's new liver is having bile duct issues, which is more common in LDLT (living donor liver transplant) Statistics show about 10% of transplant patients that receive cad ... Read on »
Possible Trial for Telaprevir Post Transplant for Hep C Patients by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Vertex and Tibotec also plan to conduct several additional clinical trials of telaprevir in 2011 that aim to expand the future patient population for telaprevir-based r ... Read on »
DID YOU KNOW... by rickisjourney Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant 1 in 4 Americans has a fatty liver that can lead to cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver Check your numbers: Further testing is needed if your ALT liver e ... Read on »