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They think I'm an alcoholic, not fair

I went into surgery to have my gallbladder removed. Once the Dr was in he didn't like the way my liver was looking and did a biopsy. Turns out I have NASH stage 4 grade 2 (I have no idea what grade 2 means) cirrhosis.
I'm scared......
I am a type 2 diabetic and I was never great with treating my diabetes so I'm sure that had a lot to do with it. Two days after my surgery I was back in the hospital due to a biliary leak. They placed a stent in to stop the leak and it will be removed soon. I've started to have a lot of nausea and I believe it is from liver spasms on a continuing basis.  My legs have blown up to twice normal with edema and I can barely walk.  They say it is all because I am fat.  They say there is nothing they can do but maybe I should lose some weight. Diets have never worked for me.  Maybe being sick will make me lose weight.  When I tell people I have cirrhosis they think I’m an alcoholic which makes me mad as I hardly touch alcohol but they rarely visit anymore and I’m lonely.

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