sounds very familiar. i got infected with hep c as a teenager. i also drank a 12 pak+ daily for 25 years. i ended up with cirrhosis in 2006. ive been clean since 1992, when i was diagnosed with hep c. i also deal with mental illness. bipolar/add/Asperger. and my handle,PPM, stands for primary progressive multiple sclerosis.
congrats on your sobriety. remaining clean is your only chance, of leading a somewhat healthy life. hopefully you are seeing a hepatologist.. only hep drs can deal with the complications that cirrhosis can cause. the hep team should walk you thru the proper diet for your stage of cirrhosis. since i was compensated when i cleared hep c, i will give you my diet;
i started eating fresh fruit and vegetales, with white meat chicken. i added greek yogurt to keep up my protein, and added some gratifying foods that were safe. if you have leg swelling as i still do, salt reduction, and limiting red meats are recommended.
following all your drs orders, and staying true the program is key. i have improved my liver function in the 3 years, i have been following the rules. my last ultrasound, showed my liver surface has healed somewhat. REMEMBER THIS; staying clean is your cure.
get back to me. there are others here who have traveled the same road, and have dealt with severe complications,ESLD,and transplant. you should also be checked for liver cancer, every 6 months. that is protocol, every 6 months.
glad to meet you