Monthly Archive: May 2009

May 25 2009

Pre-Transplant Testing, Lethal Injections and the “Truth in Advertising” Award

On Monday, May 18th, I completed several days of pre-transplant testing at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) in Richmond, Virginia. There are essentially two purposes for this testing: (1) to determine if I am physically and mentally fit enough to endure the stresses I’ll undergo during and after the transplant, and (2) to establish …

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May 01 2009

What About Nutrition?

I’ve always found it puzzling that, throughout the course of my diagnosis and treatment for PSC, not one healthcare provider has ever mentioned the potential impact that nutrition can have on the disease. Not a single primary care physician, gastroenterologist, hepatologist, nurse, etc. has even uttered a word about it. On those occasions when I have brought …

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