So sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My Dad passed away on March 10th - seems his heart simply gave out.
This forum has been a wonderful blessing for me, also. Late nights spent reading posts and educating myself. It was important to know what we were up against.
Shven and Leslie, I'm so sorry for the loss of your dads. Please continue to post here for as long as you want to or need to.
To all of you who posted notes to me in response to my dad passing. I am amazed at the warm and sincere responses you each sent! I am going to do the best I can as we all do to get through this time. Liver disease will always be something I will not forget. I will be doing the Liver disease organization, Illinois chapter each year because I do believe that someone will have success with the research that continues to be done. I know that there are successes. Thank you and I will post and stay in touch at this forum!!!
shven, I am sorry about your Dad's passing. Although I don't know you personally,I do know about liver disease and about grief. Please get support, even if you are feeling "tough" One of the more surprising things about grief is that you might be feeling ok and then something reminds you of the person and you are flooded with pain. So if that happens to you, it is normal. In fact, most of the crazy feelings you have when someone dies are normal.
so sorry to hear about your dad, so many of us have lost family members to this horrible disease, its something you never forget but dansbrother is right you have to take a vacation from it or it will take over your mind. i lost my father to it in december 18 of 2006 and i still remember all the horrible things he went through before he passed. the good part is that is no longer suffering or in pain and he is with my mother. i come back to this forum almost everyday and read some just because i dont post doesnt mean i dont care. i have learned more about my fathers disease from here than any dr could have told me. its hard but you get through it because life will go on, like my father used to say even before he got really bad, when its your time to go its your time. please take care my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.