I haven't, for various reasons, been on here for a while, and I've been helped quite a bit in the past, so that makes me me feel pretty bad about staying away. Anyway, I'm here again now, and thought I bring you up-to-date with all the latest happenings regarding my suspected liver problems.
Briefly, and for those who don't know me from here from my previous postings, i've had discomfort and soreness in my upper right quadrant on and off for most of the past year now, and I have previously posted on here regarding this. Most of these postings were under a thread entitled "Am I already beyond help with my liver problems?", and quite a number of people have been kind enough to try to help me and give me advice.
For those who haven't read the posts, the investigations carried out by my GP have so far included liver-function test, an ultrasound scan, and then a CT scan. These, with the exception of the ultrasound scan, which showed up a very slight and short 'fatty chain' in my liver, have largely proved negative, but with the discomfort discontinuing my GP then referred me to a liver specialist.
I should have seen the specialist a month ago, but had to cancel, and my appointment will now be taking place tomorrow. I'm very anxious about this, and don't know what to expect, and wondered if anyone could advise me as to what might be likely to happen. For example, are they likely to do any more blood tests, or might they might they do a liver biopsy? And if they suddenly found liver cancer or cirrhosis, neither of which are shown up at all in any way so far, would they keep me in and operate?
As well as being nervous and very anxious about going there, I simply have no idea what they might do, so any help or advice that you could give me would be very, very helpful, and would go a long way to easing my worries.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me here.