Just diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and to be quite honest I’m confused, emotional and scared. I gave up drinking approximately four months ago now, not that I was a heavy drinker, and I’m quite happy with that.
The registrar who saw me gave me a prognosis of 10 years. I am 57 and this has really scared me. I am being really good and trying to lose weight
Is anyone in a similar situation? And is it usual to be given this sort of prognosis? My GP said it’s quite unusual. Any advice? X
Hi and welcome to our forum,
To be given a diagnosis and prognosis can be scary, but I would urge you to look around the forum and read the posts. You will find members who are living with cirrhosis and managing their condition really well.
We have a lot of useful information on our website including publications, Id suggest to read the Cirrhosis, Living with liver disease and our new Patient Charter that details the care you should expect to receive:
If you are in the UK we also have a nurse led helpline and it is open Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm on 0800 652 7330, we would be happy to have a chat about your concerns.
You are not alone and we hope you find support and friendship here
Thank you. X