‘2 people had to die for me to still be here’: Transplant recipient becomes transplant surgeon.
EDMONTON – Each organ and tissue donor can save eight lives. But in this case, two donors saved many more than that, because one of their recipients is now a transplant surgeon.
Dr. Scott Livingstone had end-stage liver disease at age 14 because of a rare genetic condition. An urgent liver transplant at the University of Alberta Hospital saved his life, but later failed. Then a second donor came through with another liver for the teen.
“I think about that a lot. Two people had to die for me to still be here,” said Livingstone, now 36 and a father of two.
“So that puts a big weight of responsibility to make sure I actually do something with the extra time that I’ve been given.”
After medical school, a surgery residency and time in research, Livingstone has returned to where his transplant journey started. He’s doing a fellowship in transplantation at the University of Alberta Hospital, working alongside some of the same surgeons who saved him more than 20 years ago.
“I remember that Scott was very ill when he came to see us,” said Dr. Norman Kneteman, now clinical section chief of transplant services for Alberta Health Services.
Kneteman describes Livingstone as a “solid surgeon.”
“(Livingstone is) a pleasure to work with in the OR, he’s very good with his hands, and he’s committed to his patients,” said Kneteman.
“There’s no question that someone like (Livingstone) has a huge understanding that most of us can never have.”
One of Livingstone’s patients, Clinton Kilgour, feels having a surgeon who’s been through it is invaluable.
“(He) knows exactly what you’re dealing with, and knows where your highs and lows are going to be,” said Kilgour, who received his new liver a few days ago.
Livingstone doesn’t share his story with all of his patients – just the ones who seem scared, or parents of children who need transplants. He knows telling them about his own transplants helps to calm them down. It also helps them see what a difference a donor can make.
“You put this liver in (the patient) and it revascularizes. It gets all pink, it starts working almost immediately,” said Livingstone. “And people go from being as incredibly sick as they are, to bouncing back. The transformation is incredible.”
“I can’t think of anything else I would rather do. I absolutely love doing surgery. It’s very rewarding.”
Man Cries Out After This 2 Curvaceous Ladies Robbed Him After He Had Threesome Sex With Them (Photos)
A South African man and Facebook user, Tshehla Modiba, took to the platform to raise an alarm over getting robbed by curvaceous ladies in Pretoria, South Africa.
According to him, the curvaceous ladies usually lie about losing their apartment keys, and when one falls asleep after having sex with them, they steal their victim’s money, jewelries and even cars. His post read;
“Guys please beware of these Ladies!. . This notorious pair operate around
Pretoria.. .When you leave the club with them they will say things like they have
misplaced their apartment keys, .if you take them to your place they will have wild sex
with you and when you fall asleep they take all your money and jewelry and even
your car!. . I’ve been robbed 6 times already“.
See post below;
Few months ago, the Bensalem police shared photos of female suspects accused of robbing a man on New Year’s Eve and racking up $7,500 worth of purchases on his credit cards.
“When he woke up the next morning, he realized his credit card, wallet, phone, everything had been stolen,”
said Fred Harran, Bensalem Township’s Director of Public Safety.
The man told police he met two women at a bar in Manayunk, but doesn’t remember what happened next until he woke up the next morning at a Holiday Inn in Bensalem.
“Moral of the story is you’re picking up two strangers you don’t know and bring them back to a hotel room, that’s not the most wisest move you can do,”
Investigators later tracked down multiple purchases made with the victim’s credit card, including one at a Walmart in Hamilton, New Jersey, and surveillance video captured the women using that card again at a liquor store in Trenton.
“Needless to say the man is a victim and we want to find the two folks responsible for this crime,”
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