Wow. What a story. Now, as for immunosuppresants...I did a lot of research on an autoimmune disease years ago, and worked up a "pharmaco-nutritional" alternative. Today, I can hardly understand what I wrote back then (it was a pretty technical paper), but the core of it was a high dosage of Omega-3's (best via flax oil), which, over time, decreases inflammation while increasing immune response (a difficult combination to find). Then there was some Superoxide Dismutate, other elements. I can send the link to the paper, which is online, if anyone is interested.
I just recently found out I have PSC, im a 31 year old female mother of two young boys, 11 and 2 year's old. So im worried as to what my journey will be. I dont know what to think its all so.....surreal. I do have to go through more tests as far as to see how serious it is and whats next. I guess im just writing looking for any reason to believe that I can survive this.
Thank you Kelsey for your excellent journalism and artful rendering of this heart warming story! I wanted to add too that if anyone would like to donate to the project, they can do so here: http://www.payitsquare.com/collect-page/19…. THANK YOU and Happy Holidays to one and all!
I am happy to discuss my experience with others facing this challenge. Pat Casey 350-9120
All of that is known before the surgery is performed. Immune suppressants are precarious at times.. but are live saving and quality of life can be very good. Don't be afraid ... accept the generosity of others. Life giving life.. what a better gift for the giver!
My brother in law has PSC and was told a living donation likely wouldn't help him, that really a whole liver is the only option. Yes, with PSC there is risk that the new liver may be impacted the same as the original, and there are also so many risks associated with receiving a transplant. It's hard to know how one would act in this situation, though. I guess I agree with the donor in this story... how could you know you have a chance to save someone and not take it? I applaud her generous spirit and bravery, and best wishes to Casey. PSC is a horrible disease, and it certainly needs more attention and more focus on finding a cure.
This study shows that PSC might be more likely to reoccur with living donors as opposed to deceased donors, but more research is definitely necessary: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1724138… This study says that even with deceased donors and whole livers, the rate of reoccurrance is about 20%, really quite high: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2124863…
I'm not sure if this makes sense. Even though he can be saved by this, he will need to take immune suppressants for the rest of his life, which will make it more precarious. Also, I wonder if the problem with his liver won't affect the new part of his liver and the deterioration wouldn't be accelerated by the immune suppressant drugs?
We all have to die sometime. I'm a lot older than he is, may have a similar problem and expect a diagnosis shortly. But I couldn't imagine asking someone else to do this for me.
Told ya. Schnoor writes: "you can practically taste the smoke." William Lewis lit a match to cover his flatus and Christopher Schnoor describes it. Too funny.
Why would anyone pay to listen to Taylor Swift or Rocci Johnson? Thank goodness they are "above board", because ain't no one in their right mind wanna catch that "high profile" nastiness with her (?) pants down! Not even 31 years ago. Gross.
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It's not surprising that Hayes has had a problem communicating with the Bridge management.
These guys have got to know that hydraulic fracturing creates significant environmental damage while also using massive amounts of water for processing:
It takes 1-8 million gallons of water to complete each fracturing job.
Approximately 40,000 gallons of chemicals are used per fracturing.
Up to 600 chemicals are used in fracking fluid, including known carcinogens and toxins.
During this process, methane gas and toxic chemicals leach out from the system and contaminate nearby groundwater.
Contaminated well water is used for drinking water by nearby cities and towns.
There have been over 1,000 documented cases of water contamination next to areas of gas drilling as well as cases of sensory, respiratory, and neurological damage due to ingested contaminated water.
Only 30-50% of the fracturing fluid is recovered, the rest of the toxic fluid is left in the ground and is not biodegradable.
The waste fluid is left in open air pits to evaporate, releasing harmful VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) into the atmosphere, creating contaminated air, acid rain, and ground level ozone.
The result is that the profits are privatized and the losses (polluted drinking water, polluted air and destroyed human health) are dumped on the public.
So it's no wonder there's communication avoidance.
Move along, nothing to see here.
These needed to be printed BIGGER, there was plenty of room in the layout. One of my favorite things the BW does, but couldn't read a few. Please print bigger next year.
"While there are still some skeptics out there, the majority of scientists now agree that the world is experiencing climate change and that its effects vary by location."
If there are still some skeptics out there, then they obviously haven't taken a look at any of the prodigious amount of data collected showing that the climate of the earth has gone through innumerable changes during earth's history.
There have even been changes since 4004 BC, the date that Bishop Usher claims that the Earth was created.
So....it's pretty clear that these skeptics obviously fall into a different group than the group known as scientists.
Get a clue folks!
It's clear why there haven't been any comments yet on this post.
The general public has been systematically guided, by the 'educational' system and the Main Stream Media to use no critical thinking ability when the subject of 'public education' is discussed.
All of the 'correct' conclusions have been carefully planted in the minds of the masses, therefore virtually no necessary feedback occurs.
Well here's a little, with the expectation that it's going to make some effectively programed readers uncomfortable:
A career military man is a good pick for an institution designed as a laborer training and indoctrination center.
If you've done any investigation into the history of the US public education system, you know that the Rockefeller Foundation's General Education Board was the prime driver in its creation.
Rockefeller’s foundation was about systematizing us.
In 1913, the Sixty-Second Congress created a commission to investigate the role of the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations, and of other corporate families. After a year of testimony it concluded:
"The domination of men in whose hands the final control of a large part of American industry rests, is not limited to their employees, but is being rapidly extended to control the education and social services of the nation."
And so it still goes.
The real crisis, or shall we say, travesty in education goes far deeper than the lack of enough funding.
The whole system has been intentionally designed to produce a compliant, pliable laboring class to supply the corporations with workers to generate wealth for the business and ruling classes.
The primary reason for the current deterioration of the system is directly related to the shifting of corporate production to other more compliant, more pliable, lower paid wage slaves in countries with social contracts similar to those desired by the 'compassionate' conservatives in this country.
Therefore, the corporations no longer have the need they originally did for legions of wage slaves in the US and funding for 'education' is gradually drying up.
The increasing debt and joblessness of today's college graduates is just another result of this current reality.
It's about time that the masses snapped out of the 'we just don't have enough money' trance and took a look at the real issues.
Folks, we're running out of time here.
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