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Diane65
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Date Joined Aug 2016
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   Posted 8/8/2016 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I was recently diagnosed with severe fatty liver disease (last week) and quite frankly, it's scared the crap out of me. I am feeling defeated and depressed. I know there are far worse diagnoses and that some of the damage is reversible. I guess I am looking for some hope. I feel so totally hopeless and helpless. I am a non-drinker. I am overweight and have high blood pressure which I suppose is the cause of my illness. My family usually all die of heart attacks so I always thought that was what would get me. I am someone who suffers with anxiety and so this kind of thing throws me in a tailspin. My go to, comfort food has always been chocolate and sweets. So the very thing I would use to make me feel better is what caused this! All I wanted to do this past weekend was go to bed and sleep and forget about it all. I have lots to live for--a husband, three kids, and now three granddaughters all of whom I love very much. I've been doing research on foods to treat the liver and started changing my diet this weekend. I'm just afraid I will fail since i love and crave sweets so much. I almost think I know what a drug addict or alcoholic feels when they crave it. I would appreciate any and all advice from anyone who's gone though this.

Thank you.

Post Edited (Diane65) : 8/8/2016 9:25:52 AM (GMT-6)


A.Ziffle
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   Posted 8/8/2016 9:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Diane, Welcome. Fatty liver isn't uncommon with most folks. It's just one of many things we have to be aware of as our body ages. Yes, Being perfect is a useless cause unless you prefer to die on a tread mill. Again please stay on top of issues you are aware of but don't write yourself off for things you are perfectly able to change. It takes will. The first thing with addiction of any sort is knowing your own weakness. You seem to have that so the rest is downhill. I'm a alcoholic with a cirrhotic liver thats pretty badly damaged (No repair, potential transplant). I have outlived my "expiration date" for around 8 years now. Partly due to quitting what was killing me and a butt load of medical attention. Look at this as alarm clock, Hitting snooze on your first day at work aint a option.

Ziff

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   Posted 8/8/2016 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Diane,
Ziff gave you great advice and perspective.
Fatty liver has become one of the most common forms liver disease..

Our moderator posted a story and link for fatty liver.
I will bump it up for you
Best to you
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