Terry Holsten

First post: Jul 4, 2019 Latest post: Nov 8, 2020
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Hi everyone. As most of you know from Facebook, my liver is trashed. How this happened is anyone’s guess. It could be environment, Gallstone stuck in bile ducts, Farm chemicals, etc. I have literally been bathed in farm chemicals. I have had heavy exposure to round up. Round up has now been proven to cause liver disease. 

It all started about 4 years ago. I was feeling sick. My color was a gray color. Belly had gotten huge. I was full of fluid. They would drain the fluid off about once a week. About a year later, they did a surgery to put a shunt in to help with this. It did help. Only place I get fluid now is the left lung area. They can’t get fluid off that lung anymore. So the lung has been compressed down to nothing. It has pushed my trachea and esophagus to the left side. I choke a lot from that. My muscles have wasted away from the disease. I have lost eighty pounds. I try to put weight on, but it doesn’t seem to work. I wear a waist size 30 jeans now. I itch all the time. Blood is too thin. I’m bruised up all over.

Dr’s said as soon as I get a transplant, all of my problems from this will be reversed. Unreal. I can’t wait to get a transplant. I told the expert Dr at Mayo yesterday, that I cannot remember what it is like to feel good. He said that is very common. He told me that I am a very sick man. 

I will be getting a very much needed liver transplant. We are putting a link on here for anyone expressing interest in being a donor. You will be kept private using the website, even I won’t know who you are. There is certain criteria to become a donor.  The first step is to fill out the online health history questionnaire, please click here   https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:liver.prereq.1&?ljs=en#__.  (https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:liver.prereq.1&?ljs=en#__. ) (https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:liver.prereq.1&?ljs=en#__.  (https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:liver.prereq.1&?ljs=en#__. )) (https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:liver.prereq.1&?ljs=en#__.  (https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:liver.prereq.1&?ljs=en#__. ) (https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:liver.prereq.1&?ljs=en#__.  (https://survey.livingdonormc.org/approach/?service=mayo.mn.transplant.combined:liver.prereq.1&?ljs=en#__. )))   Once you have completed the questionnaire, your info will be reviewed by a living donor coordinator and you will be contacted by email or phone.

Thank you for your love and support!

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