Mark has this cramping also, his doctors have so far allowed him to have 1 flexeril for it but they don't allow him to take it daily. I don't know that it has anything to do with his liver function declining. I know when he is more stable with the liver function he gets them less often. He usually stretches too help relieve them. Bless you!!!
Hi Tc boy,
Yup, live in cental mn. My husband was diagnosed in April 05 with cryptogenic cirrhosis. Have had a few ups and downs this last year primarily with bleeding in esophagus, and struggling with keeping the ascites under control. He is also a type 2 diabetic and blood sugars are very high despite high doses of insulin. He does not qualify for a transplant because he chooses not to take an active role in his care. I am a nurse, lucky for him!! so I basically come home from work to take care of another patient. He does still go to work everyday which is good because he carries the insurance for our family. We have made peace with our situation, although it is still very hard on our kids and I get tired, this disease is like a rollercoaster ride and if I let my guard down for a minute he gets worse.
Not sure he would follow a special diet, he is non compliant with the low salt and diabetic diet he should be following now. I would be interested in reading the book however. Tell me what Uc is I am fairly well versed on liver diseases and dont even have a guess.
Take care and I hope the sun is shining in the cities, We had a couple of hours of sun this am, now it looks like rain again.
I'm guessing, but I think UC refers to ulcerative colitis rather than a liver related condition. I'm glad you're reading the posts even when not replying. We would also love to benefit from your experiences, questions and comments however. We are a close knit and loving group as you already know.
Your husband is fortunate to have you there to nurse him and troubleshoot. That seems to be the role we caregivers assume whether or not we are medically trained as we know our loved ones bodies and subtle changes even moreso than the professonals who don't live with the day to day problems.
Fortnately my husband has taken an active role in his diet and medical decisions and for the past three years has done whatever it takes to regain or maintane stability.
Even a few hours of sunshine boosts our spirits. I grew up in St. Paul but we've lived in CA for the past 43 years.
my Dad also has severe cramping in his legs and just recently his stomach - he takes a quinine (sp?) pill when it happens if it is extreme - and then make sure to eat a banana in his delicious nutritional shake in the a.m.