Hi, my OH has been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis for nearly two years due to alcohol
Hehas abstained since he was hospitalised and diagnosed . He has never had varices or haematemis although he did suffer from ruptured internal heamorids about six months before he was diagnosed .
I recently posted as he had had an episode of ?bilary colic and received some most welcome advice and support. He did attend his GP, she prescribed lansaprosole.
We have been away for the weekend, whilst away he was very tired, to the extent that whilst sat on a bench in a public garden for a few moments he fell fast asleep.
He admitted that he had had some dizzy spells during the week,and felt woolly .
Driving back on the Sunday he stopped the vehicle and asked me to drive, this is so unlike him to do. He said he felt as tho he was going to blackout , (he didn't) but was very tired .
I insisted he go to his GP yesterday and I went with him , O/e she detected a heart murmur. She stated she would do some blood tests for anaemia and request a scan of the heart . She has booked a telephone appt with him for next week to give the blood results. This morning he says he feels fine and he has gone to work, !
Meanwhile I'm left worrying about the heart murmur , what it may mean and fearful of what is ahead of us. I just wandered if all the other partners of OH who have cirrhosis sometimes feel like backing out of the condition and leaving them to sort their own selves out! It sometimes feels like we both have cirrhosis , but only one of us worrying .