I am so sorry to hear this, Pink. I sincerely hope that you respond well to the treatment, and can turn this disease around. The liver is the only organ in the body that can completely regenerate itself over time. You were the first person who taught me alot about myself. And, some of your comments I will never forget.Hi friends, thanks for the good thoughts.
Yeah so I got a second opinion, from my long-term most lovely man My psychiatrist, today. He is an OLD DUDE and knows his shit. He is also stilla registered GP as well.
I explained why I wasn't in agreement with my GP, handed him all the results, which he considered with great attention. He actually groaned lightly.... so it looks like my GP is correct and I have a serious disease which is the cause the bloating etc... not my gut. He is genuinely concerned and I respect his knowledge so I'll make peace with my GP...I wouldn't believe her, we had some interesting discussions.
My liver. At the moment I am feeling a bit better... will see both my docs again in a week or so.
I can't say I am surprised.
It ISN"T Cancer...
it's macronodular cirrhosis.
And the only thing I can do is cut down and then stop drinking. Crikey. !!
Anyway I am not real energetic so this is the first time i've turned on this thing since I last posted.
Will say G'Day again soon.
Ask your doctor about diets, exercises, herbal teas, and other remedies, that can help to ease your symptoms(bloating, hypertension, fatigue, weight loss, etc.). And, maybe he can suggest a safer alternative to alcohol.
After over 35 years of smoking, I tried everything to stop. The only thing that worked, was after I read that any habit or addiction can be stopped in 3 weeks. So each day I told myself, not that I can never smoke again, but that I just don't want to smoke today. After 2 weeks this became easier. That was almost 30 years ago.
Also make sure that your spirits are up, and your stress level is down. The last thing you need is stress hormones coursing through your veins.
Again, I am very sorry to hear about this. And, if you're ever in Queensland, my home will always be open to you and yours. And, if there is anything else I can do, please don't hesitate.