Brian's story

Hi my name is Brian I'm 42 right now . When I was 40 I was diagnosed with liver disease cirrhosis. I started drinking alcohol in highschool and in my 20s got a lot worse as time went on. The day after i got out of the hospital, which they took out 3 liters of fluid out of my stomach ,I stop drinking and smoking cigarettes . I started taking the water pills and low sodium diet and just   Tee spoon of salt here and there . On my 6 month checkup , ultrasound came up cirrhosis, but blood results came out better then before and I was feeling better and no ascites and vein was ok . After about 8 months I started to get stronger and energy was getting better so I got a membership at the gym and started lifting weights and running and stair master . My second visit it's been 1 year and 2 months. All blood results came out normal and no cancer . Ultrasound showed evidence of fatty liver and not cirrhosis. And now I don't take water pills and feel great again and healthy. My advise to anyone is to stay positive, believe in yourself, stop drinking immediately , and all bad habits, and once you start feeling better , exercise, diet and is huge to become better . Anything is possible if you believe In yourself , please never give up . You can do it don't listen to all the negativity the Internet says .  I hope I help someone out there .Soon I will be getting my personal trainer certificate, and professional nutrition certificate, and want to help people with liver disease..

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  • David D
    commented 2019-02-14 13:05:00 -0700
    Congratulations Brian! It sounds like your hard work and dedication really paid off. I am truly inspired. Currently, I’m in a similar situation (47), attempting to turn things around after being diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis and minor fibrosis. My doc said my liver took a little hit (ultrasound) from years of alcohol abuse, but if I abstain I can live a healthy life. Drank heavily for years, and did not eat properly. My liver enzymes (Alt Ast) went way down after only 2 weeks of no alcohol and a proper diet. I will continue to work hard. Thank you for sharing your story and God bless.
  • Wayne Eskridge
    published this page in Patient Stories 2019-02-13 17:42:05 -0700

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