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My Video Story by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Every year at it's annual Honor's Gala, the American Liver Foundation honors a prestigious doctor who has made advancements in hepatology research and care. This year, the ... Read on »
My Bags are Packed by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant This should last me around two weeks. Now ready to go to Israel.  Read on »
Looking Up, Feeling Down by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant My blood work has been fine the last few days. My liver enzymes are stable and my white count is completely normal. Doctors are as much statisticians as the ... Read on »
Donor Connection by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant I have a tricky relationship with my organ donor. It’s someone I know absolutely nothing about. And yet, I am attached to her like no one else in my life. I don’t kn ... Read on »
My Breakfast by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant I had eggs for breakfast. They were cooked with radioactive isotopes. If I turn blue, you'll now know why.  Read on »
The Liver Spot Gets Famous! by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Drew Magary, my favorite author, recently posted my question on his weekly article, "The Funbag". Enjoy Read on »
Mother's Day Flowers by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Finding a Mother’s Day gift for Aviva is impossible. Scratch that, finding a present for Aviva on any occasion is impossible. Birthdays, anniversaries, ... Read on »
Black and Blue by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant This morning I fell off my bike when my shoelaces got caught in the pedals. The bruise looked pretty bad and since I'm on blood thinners, I sent this picture to Aviva, a for ... Read on »
Surgery Day by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant The morning of the surgery, I went with my parents to the surgical suite to sign in and get prepped. I’d never been to the surgical center before. My transp ... Read on »
The Eternal Wait by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Waiting for a transplant can take years. Each day you feel sicker and sicker but are not sure if you’re any closer to a transplant. You grasp on to your blo ... Read on »
A Bitter Redemption by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant The holiday of Passover is one of redemption and freedom. Why, then, do the external aspects of the holiday primarily focus on our slavery? On the Seder Pla ... Read on »
Fashioning Your Disease by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Clothes can often have a profound effect on our moods. Dressing up or down usually dictates what sort of activity we are going to do but also our frame of mind: pa ... Read on »
Last Stand in the ER by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Late last year, after much consideration Aviva decided to leave the Emergency Department and switch to a Dialysis Unit. Aviva loved the ER and she was an amazing E ... Read on »
Consent by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Before every test, procedure or surgery, your doctor makes you sign a waiver. They usually do this immediately before the procedure, when the IV is ... Read on »
Team Liver Spot by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Go Team Liver Spot! We had a great time today running in 28-degree weather at the 2nd Annual HODS Race. Thank you to everyone that supported us, it really m ... Read on »
Supporting HODS by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant We partake in a lot of different charity causes. For the last few years, I’ve walked in the American Liver Foundation’s charity walk. Every year, we walk in the Ko ... Read on »
Purim Doctors by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant Yesterday was Purim and in solidarity with this blog, we dressed our kids as doctors. Maybe the timing wasn’t perfect since Aviva and I dressed as patients, ... Read on »
Sharing the Pain by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant I should have started this blog six months ago. That’s when this whole ordeal began. I had routine labs one morning and I just knew they were going to be ba ... Read on »
Reflections on Rejection by yannai Posted in: Blog Posts in Liver Transplant The truth is I’m three months late on writing this blog. My current hospitalization and medical issues actually started around four months ago and have alre ... Read on »