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Just thought I’d post an update.

I have had my ultrasound which I paid for privately in the end.

They have said its moderate fatty liver and that the liver seems smooth.

I guess from that that it’s good news. As good as it can get anyways.

So massive lifestyle change. Mainly regarding excercise as I’m very sedentary. (Obviously no drinking/smoking)

I hope you guys don’t mind if I stick around as I have found some nights in the past week where I couldn’t sleep through the tears this has been the only place keeping me half together.

S x

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Of course we don’t mind if you stick around. Glad it turned out to be good news for you. It’s always worrying when your waiting for tests and results and I’m glad you found people on here helpful. By sticking around you can help the next person who’s experiencing the same issues that you have been through. Take care of yourself x

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Scaredgirl in reply to Smyally

Thank you. Still nervous as the liver area aches. However doctor said that it can take some time to stop symptoms even when not ill treating it.

One thing to come from this as a family of 7 we will all be signing up as organ donors so if the worst ever happens to any of us I hope we can save a life and give back to the world. ❤️

Oh great news and you know what to do now 😁 won't be long until you turn it around x

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Scaredgirl in reply to jojokarak

Thank you Jojo. Wish there was more I could do to help. Hope your feeling a bit better in yourself xx

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jojokarak in reply to Scaredgirl

I am thanks I been through worse so whilst I feeling good and I have the warning I have cut out all the bad stuff biscuits and cakes 😪 😂 and I will keep everything crossed x

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Hi

You are all fab.

Please can I but in and ask a quick question? When you have oesophageal varices does it feel like something is stuck or blocking it? Love and hugs Lynne xxxx

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I’m sorry I don’t know the answer but I’m sure someone else will be able to help you. L&R

S xx

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Thank you so much xx

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jojokarak in reply to

Hiya Lynne I didn't know I had them until they done the endesocopy 😊

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Saintgeorge in reply to

I was diagnosed with grade 2 varices in 2014 but have never had any sensation from them, controlled by carvedilol daily x 2

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Huggy7614 in reply to

Hi Lynne,

I have grade 2 varices, just had another endoscopy a week ago which showed they had progressed from grade 1 to 2. Can honestly say I’ve had no symptoms with them - well none that I can identify as a cause of the varices. My appetite changes sometimes and I have a fascination with checking poo for traces of blood!!! I know, too much information!! 😜😜

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Kristian in reply to Huggy7614

Huggy, you are not the only one, lol

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scampi2122 in reply to

try looking up eosinophilic esophagitis, they thought I had it, but I didn't, they took a biopsy. It causes problems with swallowing/getting food stuck oesophagus. :)

Hi scaredy

Very sorry to hear that you are sad 😒

We (well I do) come here when can’t sleep (for me about 2 hours a night on average 🤪 which, since I have had my t/p over 6 weeks ago, I can’t rationalise...) and its very heart warming to see people’s views and the stoicism of those who have problems that make mine seem insignificant...

So, yes yes please keep visiting. Hate to say this, not meant to be condescending, but “chin up”!

Miles

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jojokarak in reply to

Miles just so you know you can't sleep because of your tablets... It will take a few months but it will settle down 😊

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Aha thx jojo. Someone mentioned in my ward at hospital that it might be that but i wasn’t sure. But now you’ve said it I know it’s right 😬😏😀

Ta!

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jojokarak in reply to

Lol I didn't believe it at first but I been on that many different tablets now I know it's right 😂

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Scaredgirl in reply to

Thanks Miles.

It’s been a strange month of some nights wishing a could sleep forever as the dreams were a nice escape from the reality of thinking about worst case scenario, and not wanting to sleep at all worried I wasn’t going to wake up.

Last night was strange as I woke up and felt like the ultrasound was a dream then realised yesterday actually happened as well.

Congrats on your transplant I hope your sleep settles down soon. If you don’t already have it Netflix is fab for giving things to binge watch till your fully settled down.

I’m going to attempt to work tomorrow, so fingers crossed I get some good sleep tonight.

L&R

S x

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Thx S (!). Hope you get some zzzzz soon, pobably at work tomorrow 🤭

Working on Sunday? Mind you I guess a lot of people do...

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Scaredgirl in reply to

I do Classic Car Auctions so they are always on a Sunday. Viewing is today however I’m only going tomorrow this time.

Hopefully will be a successful auction. Long day though with over a thousand lots of automobilia to get through. Will definitely be shattered at the end of it.

L&R

S x

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That sounds a cool job! Why couldn’t I get a job like that?!

Good luck S!

M

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Nasty scare for you, exercise and watch what goes down your neck. Love your liver. X

Most definitely won’t be having any booze. Haven’t drank booze par a few times in a year now but definitely not even a drop more now. Being sooo careful about what passes my lips. My husband has also stopped drinking as a solidarity for me. So we are now a dry house.

He’s going to take more convincing to quit the Golden Arches though. L&R

S x

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Hi S

My wwife joined me for solidarity too! It helped fantastically. NO alcohol in hhouse!

Ummm what is the Goldem Arches?

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Scaredgirl in reply to

Mc Donald’s. :)

x

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Hahaha of course,

I’ m sooo thick

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Scaredgirl in reply to

No we always called it that so the children wouldn’t click on. Although they did work it out fairly quickly! As for the auctions it our own business and done it for around 15 years now.

I love the customers. They feel like family to me. Only missed one auction which was just after my son passed away, even if it made no money I think would still do it just for the social side.

We always do a charity cafe and previous years the proceeds have gone to the lullaby trust. This sale will spilt between that and BLT ❤️

x

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Good on yer S (lol I dont speak like that). You sound like you have an exciting life! And a sad one 😢. That’s cool to do that for charity - good on yer again 😀

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Aaaaw don't cry baby girl see this as the start of your new life ....a new fabulousss better you 💪x

I love it on here and the people are fab I wish I'd of found it earlier xx

Come on anytime and share your worries,problems,fears or whatever you want.

Take care lovely. 💗

Don't be alone.💗

Lisa 🙂 xx

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Scaredgirl in reply to Miss_fab

Thanks Lisa :)

I’ve been worried for so long. Firstly wish I had just gone sooner so as probably taken 5 years of worry off and also would have changed the diet a lot sooner.

It’s warming seeing the positive attitudes of people on here.

L&R

S x

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Miss_fab in reply to Scaredgirl

Aaaw you're very welcome babes x

I know it's easier said than done but try not to dwell on the past what's important now is you,your health,getting better & your future 💗

Take care x

Lisa 😃xx

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#dont worry bout a thing

Coz evry litl things goin be alrite#

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Love hearing good news

Good for you

X

Also don’t go on drastic diets because my yo yo dieting over the last 30 years caused mine. When you first duet your liver stored extra fat because if survival mode and this is what causes the liver to struggle

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Scaredgirl in reply to Julie8

Thank you. That’s super helpful. I have been on the Cambridge Diet after trying to live cleaner. I wonder if that has not helped. xx

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Julie8 in reply to Scaredgirl

I don’t know but it’s better to lose weight really slowly it’s not about looking good anymore it’s about keeping your health. Hard though it is slowly means you’re more likely to keep the weight down. Drastic diets lead to yo yoing. Good luck

As promised from today. £175 donation. Don’t know how to post a picture of the confirmation. Hope it helps them a little xx

Pearled barley every single morning with a "good' fat". One sunny up egg, some avocado or a lil fatty fish like trout or salmon. You'll be fine in 4-6 weeks. I assure you

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