Hi everyone,my name is Christine,
On the 29th December my husband noticed that I was very yellow and my abdomen was swollen,after calling NHS they told me to go to an out of hours clinic where I saw a Dr he immediatley rang our local hospital and sent me there.
I was terrified as was my husband,after an initial examination and tests it was obvious that my liver was not functioning, i was admitted and treatment started, I was very very poorly
After 4 days on a chest ward due to a lack of beds I was transferred to a gastro ward and the real treatment started, my husband was told by the consultant that if it was only the liver I had a 50/50 chance but i was also suffering from kidney failure as well and that my chances were 10%.....
I was treated as aggressively as possible and started to rally after four weeks in hospital I was deemed well enough to come home, I am seeing the consultant about every 4 weeks and have had my abdomen drained twice the first time whilst in hospital 8ltrs and the second time last week 6ltrs. I have decompensated liver disease, cirrosis due to alcohol and am worried about the future, I don't sleep we'll, I itch, i am sure you know the symptoms.
My consultant tells me clinically I am doing very well,l by the way I have not touched alcohol since nor do I feel the need so I guess in that respect I am fortunate.
Sorry for the long blog but need to share my story with you all.Just don't know what the future holds in Respect of my condition.
Thanks for reading.