ONWARDS AND UPWARDS - a diagnosis and treatment of Hepatocellular carcinoma (primary liver cancer) diagnosed August 2010, presumed caused by 30+ years of chronic hepatitis B. And a search for how to be healthy living with cirrhosis presumed caused by Autoimmune hepatitis (diagnosed April 2011)
"There's a myth that anyone who has a liver problem has brought it on themselves"This quote is from a Crohn's disease patient living with a blocked portal vein hoping for a liver transplant (Independent 31st Oct 2010)
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
J was recently looking at our old photo albums. As we turned the pages it was clear that page after page showed leisure time filled with strenuous outdoor activity:
Such as, walking the Lakeland fells
Climbing the highest mountain in the UK Orienteering Yes, that's me
Yet all the time, unknown to me, my immune system was working overtime trying to rid the virus, taking its toll on my liver.
After all the years of activity, now I would struggle to do any of the above. A 2 mile gentle walk is my limit.