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  • Aleksandra Cvetkovska
    commented 2019-10-25 17:46:28 -0600
    Hi everyone, my name is Aleksandra and I come from Macedonia. The reason why I’m posting this is because I really need help and advice, so I thought why not trying to reach through post. My story is a bit sad. My sister died from alcohol cirrhosis two months ago, and she was only 34 years old. For what is worse my mum has the same illness now and is in the final stage. From where I come from there is no such thing as liver transplantation unfortunately.

    My mum is full of life and hope, wants to beat this so badly. I don’t want to lose hope too, I just want somebody to tell me that there is light at the end of this tunnel. Please good people out there if you can share with me any little piece of information that might help us it would mean the world to us . I just don’t want to loose her. Many thanks for reading this .

    Much love
  • Rick Green
    commented 2019-08-13 07:58:43 -0600
    18 months ago after being very sick for years I was finally diagnosed with Stage 4 Cirrhosis. The hepatologist gave me 1 to 3 years to live, told me to loose 10% of my body weight (25 lbs), no drinking and maximum of 2 Tylenol a day. I was devastated and in total shock. I asked what I could do to reverse the disease and he said it was not reversible. I drove home and broke the news to my wife. At the time I was medicated for sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, hemorrhoids, heart disease ( one previous heart attack and 3 stents) cataracts in both eyes and unstable angina. I was taking 13 medications a day. My wife reached out to the Liver Foundation and we attended a number of support meetings. We learned everything we could about Liver Disease, NAFLD and how to reduce inflammation in the liver and the body as a whole. Armed with all of the new information I started my new journey. I was so sick I could barely get up or down the stairs in our home. I stopped eating all red meats, processed food of any kind, no pop, no chip, no candy, no fried foods, no fast foods and no eating out of any kind. I began a vigorous physical exercise program and in 6 months I lost 45 lbs and my 2 Nd fibroscan show improvement which the doctor’s said was impossible. A number of hepatologists came into the office and shook my hand and congratulated me for achieving the unachievable. My doctor change d my prognosis to 10 to 12 years. Last week I got the best news ever from my new doctor in Alberta Canada.

    He said with a smile from ear to ear the following" You are just short of a miracle. The Cirrhosis is gone"! He said keep doing what you are doing.

    Did mention that I am now only on one pills
    a day and I have no symptoms of sleep apnea,COPD or diabetes and am 90 lbs lighter that 18 months ago.

    The best news that one could ever receive.
  • Rosemary Wickowski
    published this page 2018-03-07 12:33:26 -0700

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