I was diagnosed with ALD and cirrhosis in April by ultrasound and blood tests. I was quite ill with ascites at that point and it had to be drained.
I have been following the dieticians advice on low salt diet, stopped drinking (4 months now), had a gastroscopy which showed one barely visible varices which doesn't need treatment.
The gastro doc I saw this week said there is still a little fluid remaining near my liver but that should clear with the 25mg per day of spiro I am taking. They will do an ultrasound in 2 months to check, then a final review in 6 months where I will be discharged from the hospital doctor altogether. My LFTs are back to normal, I know this happens even if you have cirrhosis.
So, is that it? Are they waiting for my liver to deteriorate further? Will it get worse even if I remain sober and have a decent diet? I realise these are questions I should have asked but I was a bit confused and surprised to be honest.
I know I am waffling, sorry, just needed to get this 'out' if you see what I mean.