SW, I agree. So much to learn, and still everything a mystery.
GI doc had told us at the start that if hubby did not drink, took the vitamins, ate well, etc., that over a long period of time labs could get close to normal. My husband's are moving in that direction, but not mid normal so far...high normals and low normals. Some tests are still out of normal range but a whole lot closer to normal than 5 months ago. At last GI visit (2 months ago) doctor said that this may be as good as it gets...that this might be hubby's "new normal". But no one really seems to know for sure.
My understanding is with no alcohol, cirrhosis can be slowed or stopped in its progression. That is what I am hoping and praying for. That my husband's cirrhosis was stopped in its tracks and that I will have him with me for a long, long, long time.
And...husband says he feels way better than he ever did when he was drinking. Did you ask about
the "dry leaves" feeling in the throat? I had posted a bit about
that after you (or Mary) asked about
it. That was the thing that hubby hated the most. But the positive changes since no alcohol...he sleeps through the night...no dry leaves/dry heaves...no more bloody noses...no "I need to sleep RIGHT NOW!" kinds of feelings...no days of complete exhaustion and fatigue where he couldn't get out of bed.
Many times I am just living in fear waiting for something bad to happen and other times I take the words I have learned on this forum to "let go and let God", take one day at a time, one moment at a time.
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