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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/3/2009 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
i have lost my mom and a cousin to hepc .i also have a aunt that is in stage4 cirr. and my stepdad has mom went real soon my aunt was diagnosed about 3yrs ago now thay say she has stage 4 cirr. and she is not up for a transplant so can someone be honest with me and tell me what kinda of time do we have. i have lost two already to this stupid stuff i am scared to death that she will be next. i want to know what this is and why so many have to deal with it i know i sound like a drama queen and i am when it comes to this any other time not so much i just need some info like whats that mean stage 4 cirr. and no transplant
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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 2/3/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to the forum Bismyangel. I am so sorry that you have had to see so much of this disease. As each person is different when it comes to liver disease, there is no way of knowing how much time. When you say she is not up for a transplant, do you mean she will not be eligible for a transplant or that she is not sick enough at this time? Does your aunt drink alcohol? That can make a real difference in how much time she has. If you read some of the older posts I'm sure you will have alot of your questions answered. I am glad you have found us. There are many people here that know exactally what you are going through. I'll be praying for you.
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 2/3/2009 10:04 PM (GMT -7)   

Bismyangel, Butterfly is correct in all she said.  If you will scroll down on our main page to a thread called "Death and Dying Comments" and read that, you will get some info on the subject, given by a nurse who is a member here.  Yours is a question that almost everyone asks when they first come here.

There is a real pandemic of hep C and no vaccination against it, as there is for A and B.  I have hep C and Stage 4 cirrhosis and am doing well, after overcoming liver cancer which was also caused by hep C.  Everyone is different.  Diet can play a big part in controlling the disease.

Read some of our educational threads and some of our other posts.  They are quite informative.

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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 2/4/2009 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   

Welcome to the forum!! I agree with Butterfly and Hep93, this disease affects everyone differently. My husband was diagnosed 4 1/2 years ago with Hepc and cirrhosis, stage 4. He is currently on the transplant list, but pretty low on the list. Yes, diet makes a HUGE difference. Try to have her stay away from heavy proteins and eat more fuits and veggies. The liver, when it is diseased, has a really hard time breaking down the heavier proteins which causes more problems. I think you will find alot of knowledgable, caring people here. We are glad you are with us!

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