November 10, 2012

Larry Hagman's case : Cirrhosis and Cancer of the Liver - ( successful ) Liver transplant surgery

Larry Martin Hagman (born September 21, 1931) is an American film and television actor, producer and director most widely known for playing J. R. Ewing in the 1980s primetime television soap opera Dallas, which continued in a 2012 version of Dallas....

 On June 3, 1992 Hagman was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver.   On June 22, 1994, two years later doctors informed Hagman that he had a cancerous tumor on his liver. Hagman received his liver transplant surgery after pre-op at 7:30 PM August 22, 1995 at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in LA...

Actor Larry Hagman was in critical condition Wednesday after receiving a liver transplant, but his surgeon gave the former "Dallas" star a good prognosis.
After performing 15 hours of surgery, Dr. Leonard Makowka said that he discovered Hagman's cirrhosis was more advanced than thought, but that a cancerous tumor threatening his liver was halted by a special procedure in which doctors stopped blood flow to the area

source : Hagman's Prognosis Good After Liver Transplant

...I Hagman underwent a life-saving liver transplant after admitting he had been a heavy drinker. Numerous reports state he was drinking four bottles of champagne a day while on the set of Dallas.

"The first intoxication of two drinks. It's the same with grass. But there's never anything as good as that again! Yet I'd averaged about four bottles a day for 15 years. Then come home and have a couple of vodkas and orange juice and a bottle of wine. That's the pattern I fell into."
Until June 3, 1992. "When my doctor phoned just before dinner, said I had cirrhosis of the liver and might die if I continued drinking. At 6:15pm I poured my vodka and orange down the drain and haven't had a drink since. And, speaking of money, I've saved $60,000 a year by not drinking!"
The morning after he stopped drinking Larry also realised that feeling good was a big rush. Three years later he joined AA "just before my liver operation" and still attends every week.

source : Larry's game is not over yet

He was also a heavy smoker as a young man, but the cancer scare was the catalyst for him to quit. Hagman was so shaken by this incident that he immediately became strongly anti-smoking. He has recorded several public service announcements pleading with smokers to quit and urging non-smokers never to start

                                                    Larry Hagman's natal chart

             Date |    Orcus |       Ixion |     Varuna |   Haumea | Quaoar | Makemake | Eris |     Sedna |
16 Sep 1931 |  28 ta 28 Rx | 27 vi 3 | 4 ar 26 Rx | 5 le 2 | 14 vi 51 |    1 cn 362 ar 8 Rx | 17 ar 17 Rx

From Astro-Databank,,_Larry, source: Birth Certificate (Rodden Rating: AA)

                                                      main planetary pictures
                               in parenthesis : including 16th harmonic aspect series


                                                Larry Hagman's 90 degree dial

Cirrhosis  is a consequence of chronic liver disease characterized by replacement of liver tissue by fibrosis, scar tissue and regenerative nodules (lumps that occur as a result of a process in which damaged tissue is regenerated), leading to loss of liver function. Cirrhosis is most commonly caused by alcoholism, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and fatty liver disease, but has many other possible causes. Some cases are idiopathic (i.e., of unknown cause).

Alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Alcoholic cirrhosis develops for between 10% and 20% of individuals who drink heavily for a decade or more. Alcohol seems to injure the liver by blocking the normal metabolism of protein, fats, and carbohydrates. Patients may also have concurrent alcoholic hepatitis with fever, hepatomegaly, jaundice, and anorexia. Liver biopsy may show hepatocyte necrosis, Mallory bodies, neutrophilic infiltration with perivenular inflammation.

source and additional information :

                                                  Larry Hagman's  4th harmonic chart

 Liver transplantation or hepatic transplantation is the replacement of a diseased liver with a healthy liver allograft. The most commonly used technique is orthotopic transplantation, in which the native liver is removed and replaced by the donor organ in the same anatomic location as the original liver. Liver transplantation nowadays is a well accepted treatment option for end-stage liver disease and acute liver failure. Typically three surgeons and two anesthesiologists are involved, with up to four supporting nurses. The surgical procedure is very demanding and ranges from 4 to 18 hours depending on outcome. Numerous anastomoses and sutures, and many disconnections and reconnections of abdominal and hepatic tissue, must be made for the transplant to succeed, requiring an eligible recipient and a well-calibrated live or cadaveric donor match. By any standard, hepatic transplantation is a major surgical procedure with an appreciable degree of risk...

source and additional information : wikipedia : Liver transplantation

     Larry Hagnan's progressions and transits for the date of his liver transplant surgery

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