I am new to the group and just wanted to introduce myself and say hi. I had 3 liver transplants way back in 1995, and lived a normal life for around 20 years. At the back end of 2015 was told I had developed cirrhosis of the liver through being on medications for so many years ( my original liver disease was an acute reaction to some antibiotics I was taking for kidney infection). Over the last year I have had a lot of bleeding due to varacies. The doctors put a stent in my liver to control the bleeding which worked for while. I also had two periods of hepatic encephalopathy last summer ending up in hospital for a period each time and sepsis due to being prone to infection. I got a lot out of visiting this page and reading about other people's experiences during my bad times last year ( I had times where I felt very down emotionally), but felt too ill to join up and make posts at the time.
Now I am at the point where I am starting to feel a bit better, my liver has stabilised (it will never get better but for now it has stopped getting worse) and through good friends and support at home I am starting to rebuild a new life very slowly. I can now walk my dog most days and use the bus to get to local places and I'm learning new creative skills to use at home on days when I feel tired. I would like to know if there is anyone who I can help just by sharing my experiences now( better late than never) and also anyone who's experiences can help me if and when I get down times in the future