My wife and I were just starting our family and we bought our first house. I had started a new chapter in our life, and I had applied for life insurance.
That was 15 years ago. I was always healthy and I thought it was normal. I was rejected and accepted as a mistake. The insurance company letter said: “We run some exams and you don't qualify for life assurance. It is advisable to contact your doctor. “I was like,“ Oh, yeah, right! ”
But I did. I went through a battery of tests and the doctors told me that I had a lot of distances from the records (high) for someone of my age. Finally, I found that you had a rare nesting dip called base-cell cololangitis which falls slowly on the duct of the bill and reduces the routine air routine. My doctors told me I needed to get the last gown – maybe a mid-40s – but until then I should be in life.
That advice was good for me. It's a very positive person and I decided to live in a typical way until the time came.
Just before Christmas – I now have 44 – I went in for one of my checks. T My exams are always unusual, but have changed them considerably, and worse. I needed a liver replacement. I knew the news was coming one day, but it was still a surprise. Doctors told me that I could go down slowly, or happen very quickly. When the liver stopped working, I stopped working. It's that simple.
It's the first thing Kristen and I have told our three boys. We didn't want to frighten them or laugh them and so we kept focused on our operation. The capacity for positive outcomes. My 13-year-old girl very much feels what he means and gave it well. The 11-year-old is asking a lot of questions. And I thought my child was eight years old on the outskirts. But one day, when he and Kristen were alone, he asked if Dad was dying.
Now, I am on the final list for people who have a fixed level of death work. The truth is that the only solution to me to get a live electric transmitter, which would bring the surgeons up to about a healthy liver and use it to replace my cirototic sediment. (The sediment re-forms to a normal ability within six to ten weeks, depending on individual health and body fitness. The surgery takes between five and seven hours. be between 18 and 60, so my mother and father and many parents and three parents are outdoors.
My type of blood is "O" that limit the list of people that can give me by around a third. My sister has my blood, but she is not a suitable candidate. Also, Kristen is “O” blood, but the doctors won't think about it until it is bigger than the last resort. They don't want two parents to come with small children through surgical activity – and revival – at the same time.
Friends and family are my best choices but I had to go further afield. I didn't want to do one-to-one discussions because it puts people in a very difficult situation. Everyone wants to help – and that is fantastic – but it's still a big decision. Humans need to be physically prepared but they also need to be well prepared. Everyone has worries.
I wrote a letter, explaining my circumstances, and have set up a website so that people can learn about themselves in their own time. The surgeons say I need to get as many people as possible. I know I'm not going to be alive if I don't get a game, but I try to think that that is not long before. T
Perhaps the most difficult thing I don't know is where I am at the appraisal process. I have nothing that graduated and who could be strong candidates – if any. Doctors say that every seven steps are taken forward by the doctors, it may be an active donor.
It's not an easy situation to be in. Some of my friends Type A say that I would have “unknown” by shinty. I don't know how long I will have to find a supporter. Perhaps the letting of the young workers could be fast or slow. I can't do it right now, but stay healthy.
It wasn't easy, but my friends, my family and even the perfect people have been fantastic. The people's kindness has thrown me away. I'm very happy and I'm sure this is an event in the life I live in.
Mark Gregory is a 44-year-old businessman who lives in Toronto with his wife and three children. Its website www.ReStartMark.com
– As told Gayle MacDonald. This interview was edited and compiled.