Welcome to the hep forum, David. We are those with liver disease, and those who love them. My husband, themister, has the sick liver in our house. He treated twice before the new treatments were available. Luckily, he was cured of Hep C several years ago, but not in time to avoid end stage liver disease and the need for a transplant. He has been very ill for several years now.
I am going to give you a link to Ziff's Alcoholic thread. It is an excellent story by one of our Veteran Member's. He should be by to welcome you soon.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=25&m=3293465
Here is a link to Sober Recovery, an online support group you may find useful.www.soberrecovery.com/forums/newcomers-recovery/
I also would suggest your doctor test you for Hep C, if he hasn't already.
Begin to keep copies of your blood's and other medical records.
By not drinking you are doing the most positive thing you can do for your liver. Alcohol on a sick liver is like gasoline on a fire. I am glad you found us. Again, Welcome. Big Hugs
Wife of themister, a fine man living with ESLD. Transplant list-2013
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