You said my VL is a worry. I think so too, but my doc said it is high but not to worry about that number. He said a high VL does not necessarily mean severe liver damage and that a person can have low VL and have severe liver damage. Doesn't make since to me.
You said you made radical change in diet. What did you do? I eat fairly healthy now. Very little red meat, mostly chicken and pork. A bowl of wheat chex for breakfast, a salad for lunch everyday, and meat and two veggies for dinner. Very boring, but I am trying to lose 15 lbs. I admit I need to increase water. That has always been a real issue with me.
You said you went through treatment. Did you have a difficult time? Did you work through treatment?
I appreciate all of your advise and information. I will continue to read as much as I can and educate myself. I do not have copies of my tests, but I will get them. As for the biopsy, the doc said it will be sometime in March, he thought. I just want this done and over with. I do not know much about the results of a liver biopsy. That is my next venture to find out everything about liver biopsy's. I have read there are degrees of liver damage but that is about all I know.
Thanks for the post. You asked if I am seeing a hepatologist. I can honestly tell you that I am not sure. Sounds crazy, I know. My primary care doctor said she was referring me to a hepatologist. I got a business card from him and it did not say hepatologist. I looked him up on the internet and his clincal interests are:
Drug-induced Liver Disease, Hepa*** C, Iron Overload, Iron Storage Disease, Liver Transplantation and Pophyria.
If he is not a hepatoligist, he should be. What do you think?