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teababy
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 4/21/2009 8:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I jst read a post that lists all the signs of ESLD and I can say I have bout 4 symptoms. Its really sad, I'm really hurting and can't stop thinking of my two little ones. I'm afraid and part of me feels to block it out and pretend it doesn't exist for the outcome is just horrible! Well thank you for allowing me to vent. Peace and well wishes for all

hep93
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 4/21/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -7)   

Teababy, when were you diagnosed with hep B?  How long do you think you've had it?  I have hep C, diagnosed in '93.  I also contracted B around the same time (late 60s), but apparently my immune system threw it off.  There are different treatments for B than C.  If you follow the doctor's orders (and I assume you are seeing a hepatologist), eat a diet free of red meat and high in fresh fruits and veggies, don't drink alcohol or take drugs, you will then have a good chance of living a long life.  If you are eligible for transplant and are able to get one and it goes well, then you have the same chance of anyone else of living for many more years.

So don't let the things you read scare you.  Stay positive and just educate yourself and do what you can to be as healthy as possible.

Hugs,

Connie


hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
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teababy
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   Posted 4/21/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,connie. So the diet is a no red meat? Why is that? Anyways I've abused this body way too long and it looks as though I'm paying the price for it! I'm trying to do what I need to now for I have my liitle ones to think about. I'm really at a point of no return and all I see is doom and gloom. But I jst want to be able to educate myself for my docs not dng a good job of that so here I am. Sorry to be a pitty potter

teababy
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   Posted 4/21/2009 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh and thank you for your advice I appreciate it

hep93
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   Posted 4/22/2009 10:59 AM (GMT -7)   
No red meat is because it is the hardest form of protein for the liver to break down, especially a damaged liver.  It takes a long time to get through the system.  Since the liver is already working overtime due to the damage, we can eliminate some of that by staying off red meat.  I've found that I feel much better since I've eliminated red meat and am eating lots of fruit and more veggies.  I never was big on junk food, but not it's nearly nonexistent in my diet.  I can relate about doing harm to my body for years (after drugs, it was alcohol), but to have any chance at a life we have to start doing the right thing by our bodies.  We thenfeel a lot better, too, in every way.  wink
hep93
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"But that was yesterday, and I was a different person then."
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

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