I believe this is going to be my last post.
It's been 4 1/2 years since I was first diagnosed with liver cirrhosis. In that time we got through the extended and wasting illness, the transplant, the very difficult recovery, and I am now down to only a consistent state of getting back into shape and only some small residual issues. My biggest limitation remains my lung capacity, but that also seems to be slowly improving and will probably continue to improve for some significant time. The things that occurred during that time were shocking and at times surreal. But it's all in the past and life goes on.
I'm finding that each post I write is more or less saying the same thing. At this point I don't feel my health issues are any more significant that those being dealt with by many of you. In fact they may be trivial compared to things you and many other people are dealing with.
I'm going to leave this page up and active for awhile to help anyone who may be going through something similar.
I can't even begin to say how important your support has been in helping me get through this. Without a doubt I was strengthened by the knowledge that I was fighting not just for myself but for all the people who cared for and encouraged me. It was an experience that tested every fiber of my being, and every kind word you provided was worth immensely more than the time and effort required to speak it. I certainly will never forget it. I hope I can live my life in a manner that is deserving of all the gifts I've been given.
I'm going to leave this site up for the foreseeable future. If anyone wants to contact me you can do it through the site or of course through email or phone (I believe most of you have that information).
So with that, I'll sign off. Good luck and live well.