Good day all I have just received an appointment to see a liver specialist and was wondering what to expect. I'm in Canada but I think our health care systems are very similar except you guys are way more forward thinking when it comes to liver disease so good on your health system. I've posted before about my situation I'm 140 days sober now I quit drinking because I wanted to be a better dad to my two young boys. I have never had any health issues but have abused alcohol for 15 years long before my sons were around. After I was sober for a few weeks I began to obsess about what damage I have done with my drinking I went to my family doctor and told him the truth and asked for any test he would give me. All my blood work came back fine first at 2 weeks sober than again at 3 months sober. The catch is I had an ultrasound done that I was told was clear but when I reviewed it it said My liver had a slight course echotexture.
My family doctor said no worries but I wanted more information so now I have an appointment in march with a specialist. I feel fine I've changed my diet and exercise more now and am in general better health but too much research has had me looking up symptom after symptom. My family life is suffering due to my obsession, Really the only other symptom I have is Red palms but my wife tells me I've always had them I guess I never looked that close at my hands until I read that is a sign of cirrhosis. Anyway I was wondering what to expect from my appointment sorry to ramble on.