I know I can rely on everyone for some help with this. You all know I have a liver condition and thanks to everyone I have got a good idea on the risks I'm facing if I don't sort myself out. I also know that even if I do some problems will remain.
My problem is I have a friend who used to drink but stopped a while ago when he realised the damage it was doing to him. At the moment He seems ok with his liver but, he desperately loves his wife who is having difficulty giving alcohol up. She has mobility problems and cirrhosis which make weight loss difficult for her. She is also having to deal with all the various emotional problems that can go with those issues. She is in a lot of pain and it is tearing him apart not knowing how to help her. He has also said medical people have told him it is her choice. So that makes him feel he hasn't got any support. She has been through detox but it clearly didn't help long-term.
I have offered to talk to her but my liver is nafld related although with cirrhosis behaviour, so she is likely to tell me I have no idea what it is like having to give up alcohol. It also doesn't help that I have lost some weight despite mobility problems, which could make her feel worse and I truly don't want that.
I aim to try and see them both in the next couple of weeks so any messages to help her to see that a lot of people are having to deal with the really difficult issue of kicking alcohol would be really helpful. They are not on the internet so I aim to show them this post. I also want her to know that there are people who care.