What else could go wrong
Hello my fellow cfers. Im just going to jump right in, I'm 25 and I just finished my evaluation for transplant and found out I will be getting listed for both lung and liver. However, when I got a ct scan of my abdomen they saw some of the nodules on my liver do something called "washing out" which they said could be a sign of cancer. So about a week ago I had an MRI of my liver done and it is a small cancer. They said this wouldn't stop me from being listed but they want me to have a procedure to, the doctor I talked to, said "burn away the tumor". Im not really scared about the cancer part because I know it was only caused by my cirrhosis. The other thing is that during my evaluation I was told that I need to have a surgery to help stop my acid reflux, but the surgeon doesn't want to do it before my transplant because he doesn't think I would do well during or after. So I guess the reason I'm writing this is because I'm just getting so irritated and stressed. Its like one thing after another is coming up that just seems to complicate things further. Has anyone had to do any of these surgeries or procedures before, whether it was all at the same time or not? I feel like I just need to hear from someone that's done it, and that it is possible to get through so much. I usually don't doubt how strong I am or that I can't handle something, but this is getting to be a bit much even for me.
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