When my friend had her last drink (well into knowing she had cirrhosis) it was at Christmas a year ago. Many months after it she told me what she'd done. She said she had searing pain in her liver and abdomen areas. She looked at it as a blessing to see that it was not going to give the same comfort it had before. She never drank again and finally sees the wonder and joy of facing this scary life. I stopped when I was 24 because someone I truly loved would never have been able to love me back. Whether it's pain or love or both, I'm glad Mary and I both gave that !@#$ up!
Best friend is in ESLD, has HepC and cirrhosis.