Lifelong commitment. Although you likely will be out of the hospital relatively quickly, your surgery is major and will require a prolonged recovery with close monitoring. Thereafter, your risk of rejection and/or adverse response to lifelong immunosuppression will require considerable restrictions. Of course, you have not shared why you need a new liver & your current MELD score--these factor into your "recovery."
I have issues from cirrhosis and have to undergo a liver transplant in a few days. What is the recovery period after living donor liver translant surgery?
A Few Weeks. After surgery, most people stay in the hospital for a few weeks before going home. Your doctors will do tests regularly to make sure that your new liver is working correctly. After a liver transplant, people need to take medicines for the rest of their life. These medicines are called “anti-rejection medicines.” They help the body’s infection-fighting system accept the new liver. Read more...