Being able to talk with someone give me courage to do the right thing. Yep greatest fear is that my family would be subject to this illness as well as myself. I firmly believe that there would be a cure for this in the near future. It sadden my heart to hear of your father's death and I commend you for your courage and support during those uncertain times. And I am sure your dad does too. I thank you so much for the word of wisdom for some of us are overwhelmed with overcoming this thing. I pray that you continue to see all through in you words and prayers. In the meantime I am going to get a handle on my drinking and try hard to move this act from my life. It's been a pleasure, and please lift us all in prayer. Would love to har from you again. No battle is won with the support of a fellow man AGAIN THANKS!!!!!
“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
Marketa, yes, you ARE getting worse with every drink you take. That is the WORST thing that someone with liver disease can do. I am a sober alcoholic (21 1/2 yrs. sober) thanks to AA. If you feel you cannot stop drinking on your own, please go to a detox facility; then follow that up with daily AA meetings. Yes, daily! You drink every day don't you?
Thank goodness, I had already been sober for 6 yrs. when I was diagnosed with hep C. I have cirrhosis and have survived liver cancer since that diagnosis. I'm soon having a second incisional hernia repair, a complication of the cancer surgery which removed the entire right lobe of my liver. But I'm still here and just returned home from a wonderful 5 days in NYC. I went by myself...flew up there from FL. So you CAN slow down the progress of the disease and you also can possibly receive hep C treatment that will put you in remission or clear the virus from your body.
Just make up your mind that you are going to do everything you can to improve your chances of survival--but #1 has to be freedom from alcohol. And I do understand the fear of giving that up. You don't know what's going to replace it...it has been a part of your life for so long. But trust me...it will be replaced with new friends who really care about your, and with the ability to truly appreciate life. One of the AA promises says, "You will know a NEW freedom and a NEW happiness." So true.
Hugs and best of luck to you,
I want to thank you for taking out the time to share the reality in its most great demand.I must confuss that I drank this weekend, but I want to tell you that I experience something so profound that I know it was just a warning for me.I drank so much that I was unable to recall the events of that night, its as if my brain was filled with the poision and unable to recall who I spoke with or what happen. Thank God for my boyfriend that was able to maintain a positive outlook and simply took me home. My boyfriend does not know about my illness and I am trying to find a way to tell him.I also founded out that I truly want to live and I am going to do all that I can to live life to the fullest I do not drink every day but any drink from what I was told, is lethal to this illness.All I ask is that we continue to talk via net. I really enjoy being apart of this forum and I hope that in the near future someone that is going through what most of us have been through,that I am able to help them as all has help me. To me, that is the reward of knowing that I am able to help someone else.I will be sure to keep you posted about my recovery, because I have input NA and joining a church to my daily living plan along with eating and resting plan. Thank you so much Connie for the caring word.I give thanks to God for everyone that has taken out the time to reply and because of all the caring people on this forum I am able to pick up my cross and do that which has been set before me.
We are here for you. As you are discovering, this is a great forum. I agree with what the others have said, and I want to add my two cents, too. Don't let guilt and the fear of dependency lead you to suicide. Your prognosis is not bad if you stop drinking, etc, and you may have more to offer others than you think. But depression can distort things so that you feel that people would be better off if you were dead. If any of this sounds true for you, please don't hesitate to get help. Seeing a psychiatrist, or another type of therapist is good, but help comes in many forms, including friends. forums like ours, addiction treatment, religion/counseling. The most important thing is to acknowledge depression, accept it, and know that it is a very normal part of life.
"the most important thing is to let love in your heart"
Hi, pink grandma
I am doing good. I am almost off prednisone, and my liver enzymes are good. I have a doctor's appointment in a few weeks to see what is next for me. I still have the high-grade colon dysplasia, and I had a colonoscopy to see if there was more, and there wasn't. But, they could't see the original area, and so I probably will have another one soon. My crohn's disease is under good control. Thanks for asking, you are a good moderator.
Hey Pink Grandma,
I am so grateful for this forum,the replies that I have recieved is wonderful.My heart was so touch today from the postin the I recieved.You have no ideal what took place in my heart when I read todays' forum.Because of the lovin advise and caring word I am able to take one day @ a time. Sounds familiar, it seem as if my being, spirit has taken on another challenge.I know that finding my path in this lesson will enable me to gracefully accept responsibility. Seems as if findin family in this forum has allowed me to grow and I am SOOOOO HOPEFUL. I cherish each moment and make it part of my daily living to love, smile and be happy, even when life sometimes deal a bad hand.Working through this has open some adult doors for me and I thank all, for Growth is GOOD!!! I am working through my stuff and I will be attendin some AA meetings and spiritual counselin. Hey Pink Grandma you are awesome and its has been a pleasure, not to mention a blessin. Keep liftin us all in pray as I will do the same for you and yours. Have a Geat Weekend.
To Brighter Days Ahead
Because of this forum and people like yourself I am able to continue on. There were moment that I just started to let this disease have it way with me and the drinking. I happen to come across this forum just searchin the net on topic about hep c., best thing that has happen to me since sittin on the pity pot I am going to do all that I can to overcome any obstacle in this, it is in our struggles that which make us strongest. I will definitely will be looking into counselin and other activites to help me process the work through this. I am HOPEFUL and in my heart I know have founded some peace. It given me courage to do that which I was unable to do before, such as finding out exactly where my liver stands. I know I have alot of work!!! I just want to continue to maintain positive attitude and a good outlook about this.Thanks Pix for your caring words. Please continue to keep me in your prayer and please keep the line open. I don't know waht I'd do without you guy!!!!
ONE DAY @ A TIME
Thanks for your kind words. Keep posting, so we can see how you are coming along!
My friend Mike who I have told you about has been doing so well. I mean SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO well and he is feeling like a million bucks. How ver that can feel. He is going to be awake when we come over to open the pool this weekend it is an above ground pool and a few friends have aged to come over and open it for him and his two girls. We live in Illinois and the weather is not so hot now but we can still get the job done.
He wants to have a keg of beer for us and I said, absolutely NOT. Myother friends are like,
Hell yea. We're going to be busting our butts off for a few hours and beer would be good.
Am I nuts? Mike if feeling so good right now I think he may want to have one. What the frig is wrong with him and my friends. So they think this is going away? How do I deal with this? This is absolutley absurd. Am I nuts?
That is so true, and so beautifully put. I have never heard that message so clear, so direct and so incontrovertible. Thanks.
In all my life I have never heard the message the way you have put it today. I agree with Pix very well put and worthwhile for all to think about. I am using this FYI as one of my steppin block. You can only address a situation, when you are educated about the situation and then you use that to find the best solution for you. Every day gets better as I am inform of the ups and downs of this disease. Thanks Dansbrother, your message has been an enlighten door to walk through.
How are you feelin this morning? Hope all is good with you and for you