My Experience on Liver Transplantation...

Transplants are one of those things that always happen to someone else. My transplant certainly changed my perspective on life. I changed my work pattern and it probably took away my fear of death. I look upon every day as a bonus. I couldn't imagine what life would be like afterwards. I didn't know whether I'd be fit again or whether I'd be in a wheelchair.

I had at the time what I'd describe as a pretty standard lifestyle.
A liver transplant is an operation to remove a diseased or damaged liver and replace it with a healthy one.
It's usually recommended when the liver has been damaged to the point that it cannot perform its normal functions. This is known as liver failure or end-stage liver disease.
The liver can become gradually damaged as a result of illness, infection or alcohol. This damage causes the liver to become scarred, which is known as cirrhosis . Liver failure can also occur very rapidly as a result of inflammation and death of liver tissue (necrosis).

Some of the main causes of liver damage and cirrhosis in the Africa are:
alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) – where the liver becomes scarred because of years of persistent alcohol misuse
hepatitis – blood-borne viruses, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C , that can sometimes cause extensive liver damage primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) – a poorly understood condition that causes progressive liver damage primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) – a condition that causes long-lasting inflammation of the liver. A liver transplant may also sometimes be recommended as a treatment for liver cancer.
The only hope for the long-term survival of a person with liver failure is a liver transplant because – unlike the kidney, heart or lungs – there is no device (such as a dialysis machine) that can permanently replicate the functions of the liver.
Liver transplant survival statistics. According to the Indian Liver Foundation, people who have a liver transplant have an 86 percent chance of living after one year. The three-year survival rate is 78 percent. Sometimes the transplanted liver can fail, or the original disease may return.

More than nine out of every 10 people are still alive after one year, around eight in every 10 people live at least five years, and many people live for up to 20 years or more. However, a liver transplant is a major operation that carries a risk of some potentially serious complications.. I have never been a drinker/
Smoker.. People often assume with a liver transplant that you have an alcohol problem, but for the majority of people that isn't the case, although I'm not judgmental about people who do. It's clinical need that determines who needs transplants and who doesn't.

I hope that I Don Prince has a very successful recovery and can get back to normality.
Most people find it hard to believe I have had a transplant, and that you can regain your life afterwards. I still trust and Thank God for Saving my Life and restoring me from the Land of the Death.. May his name be praised-Iseee Iseee Iseee.. this Liver Transplantation shall be the Last and final in Yahweh's name-Iseee.

- Prince Williams Chukwubuzo Mbah known as Don Prince aka Sampe Master. 
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  1. Thanks to Don Prince aka Sampe Master for sharing his health condition and personal experiences on the transplant. Wishing him speedy Get Well Soon Recovery. Love his master piece "Biafra has Come!!!