There's one word that fills an organ transplant recipient, or potential transplant recipient, with dread: 'rejection'.
TL;DR: I've just experienced an episode of rejection of my transplanted liver, but I seem to be coming out of it ok 🙂.
Before starting on the transplant process last year, I thought that organ rejection was an all-or-nothing thing. I thought that if rejection happens, it was like: 'well, good luck, go back on the list and hopefully you'll have a better time with another organ'.
That's not actually the case. Apparently, rejection is a common thing in the first … Read more →