I was diagnosed cirrhosis last March due to chronicle Hep B. I was obviously very shocked then. I was feeling tired sometimes for no reasons and had itchy skins on legs and waist area and worse is I had pains around liver area. The treatment started with two types of drugs: lamivudine and Tenofovir and regular ultra-scan, blood tests. This June, I was told to stop laminudine and take only Tenofovir since the viral level is non-detectable and I feel better in general.
Here are the questions:
I met one of the specialists today and she warned me of the possibility of decompenstation, which will cause liver failure. I was worried that whether that will happen to me. I was wondering how likely this happens to cirrhosis patients.
I was also told that the reason I need a scan very six months is the possibility to have cancer. Again, I was quite sad to hear that as I thought I was getting better.
I am 36, single, I was thinking if it is still necessary to find a partner or even raise kids if my life expectancy is reduced and the uncertainty is too great for the partner to handle (seems unfair to any potential partner...).
Today I realised that I am not very far from the eventuality. I look forward to hearing from you if you have any helpful information. Many thanks.