I’ve not posted for a while but wanted to share some hopefully inspiring news for anyone who needs a boost or just wanted to hear some positive news, this is such a supportive group and I would’ve been lost without it especially in my early days when I felt like I knew nothing and was feeling very alone, so thanks to all those who helped both directly and also by sharing their journeys, highs and lows.
I had my third post-hospital appointment with my consultant a couple of weeks ago which was pretty short but very encouraging. At one point the nurse interrupted and said “I’m sorry but this is starting to sound like an M&S ad!” which made us all laugh.
In a nutshell, my latest blood tests were normal - and my most recent scan showed a ‘normal’ looking liver and I couldn’t score any better on the Child Pugh. My consultant seemed as elated as me which was so encouraging and made me feel like a human not a number. Considering the malnourished, Homer Simpson looking, ascites swollen “specimen that was presented to him in March last year” (his words not mine) this was remarkable progress which is why he said “no offence but I don’t really want to see you again but I’ll have to see you in a year...” but obviously he did say to report any changes and that he would see me if needs be - and that apart from to keep doing what I’m doing, that was it!
Guarantee most of this was giving up booze which just gets better and better anyway and eating healthily. Now I’ve got more energy and just feel so much happier without any poisons in my body.
Thanks for reading if you got this far and wishing everyone really well. Happy to help with words of advice or encouragement at any time.