How low on the right side does liver pain go?

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Simon-Jordache
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   Posted 1/19/2006 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lerie

Thanks for replying to my post. Please forgive me but I don't want to discuss stages of liver disease because it terrifies me and makes me extremely depressed. I say the same thing to my doctor. I pretend to myself in my mind that I dont have liver disease. I just thought that by a small miracle someone might say - Oh yes! The pain is alleviated by?? taking such and such medication?? or by doing??

I try my best to ignore the pain by reading a lot, as a way of escaping from reality. At present I'm reading novels by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. He is was a brilliant novelist - a literary genius!

lerie
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   Posted 1/20/2006 2:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Simon, sorry it was not my intent to upset you. I was trying to explain what sometimes helps me. Reading is a great distraction.I don't read much, I'm into animals, especially orphaned wildlife/birds. I raise them then release them.I can't take on as many as I used to but I still do what I can.My thoughts & prayers are with you. What kind of novels does Fyador Dostoyevsky write?later....
lerie


hep93
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   Posted 1/22/2006 12:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Simon, I believe that knowledge is power. The more you have, the better equipped you are to deal with your personal problem. However, it is not a good idea to dwell on your poor health and your pain, either. Reading is a great distraction. I find the same with being online. There are also a couple of young singers I am entranced by, and go to their web sites constantly. Have made some good friends that way, some of whom I have met personally, and have gone to some concerts when I was feeling better. I guess we have to find a "happy medium."

Are you a candidate for a transplant? Or do they not do transplants on patients with cirrhosis? I guess Lerie would know the answer to this.

Simon, my prayers are with you. I hope you will come back and post again.

Connie

lerie
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   Posted 1/22/2006 2:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Connie & Simon, Transplant depends on a lot of factors with cirrhosis,such as stage,complications to other organs that liver disease may have caused. Age is a facter.family support & whether or not your liver can handle annasetic & If liver failure has caused heart failure. These are just a few things. Theres a long list of criterea. They're so rigid due to the availability of organs. In my case I developed hypokalemia which resulted in heart failure directly resulting from liver failure so that discriminates me from transplant & my liver can't handle the anannasetic. I wish I had gotten information instead of being in denial, maybe then things would have been different again.By not being better informed I face FLF or liver cancer ultamitly,no transplant . with knowledge It might have been differant, With acceptance I may have been able to start dealing with it & looking after myself a lot better a lot sooner! It's only by the Grace of God I'm still here.I 'm sorry for being so blunt folks but you cannot live without a functioning liver.God Bless . later....
lerie


hep93
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   Posted 1/22/2006 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Lerie, I appreciate your bluntness. It's easy to see why transplant has to be on a case by case basis.

I do want to clear up one thing. You keep saying anesthetic (or annasetic, as you are spelling it.) That is a numbing medication, such as a local...Novacaine and the like. ANESTHESIA is when they put you under, to render you unconscious, during surgery. There is a big difference. I think you are meaning to say ANESTHESIA.

lerie
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   Posted 1/22/2006 9:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Connie, I can't have either. I'm not even able to tolerate regular tylonal anymore.They also told me that people with hepb & hep c resulting in cirhosis get prioroty for transplant because their chances of survival is better & longer.But I'm still here anyway without a transplant 9 years longer than they ever gave me. I'm now in my 10th year & still going so I really shouldn't complain. A lot never made it.,& a lot never got past 1 to 5 years. So I really do have a lot to be thankfull for however much longer it is.My thoughts & Prayers are with you. I'm sending you virtual hugs. later....
lerie


hep93
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   Posted 1/23/2006 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, that's certainly not good news for you. So you just have to deal with the pain? As far as hepatitis patients getting preferential treatment, based on response and longevity...they still have to go through treatment for the hepatitis as the transplant does not rid the body of it...it's in the blood.

I hope today is a better day for you!

Connie

lerie
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   Posted 1/23/2006 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Connie,Yeah I have to deal with the pain but I try to focus on my wildlife rescues & do what I can to take my mind off the pain. There's lots of things as simple as a sunset & sunrise or even watching a child playing outsite & my dog likes to perform for me. We just have to look for something good in each day to focus on even for a brief moment. Somedays I tell myself that I'm still here & thats a lot in itself. Distraction even for a few brief moments can help.I know its noot easy for hep patients either. My hubby had treatment in 2000(early detection)but he has to be tested yearly to watch for reoccurance. Liver disease is not easy for any of us regardless of the cause.Even after a hep patient has a transplant my hepatologist said that thier hep can reoccur. Just that it ussually takes a min. of 3 yrs,after transplant versus commonly only 1 year survival if we make thru transplant for people with cirhosis like mine.I'm having a little bit better day today. I hope your having a "good" day to. My thoughts & prayers are with you as always.later....
lerie

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