"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)

Tuesday, 30 July 2013


25th May 2010,
T and I played a 9-hole golf course. The post I wrote then became the first post on this blog.

Yesterday, 29th July 2013, along with T, J and J's girlfriend B, I played a 9-hole chip and putt course for the first time since that 2010 round. Its taken 3 years but managed it fine, tired next day but not stiff or sore. Qualifies as a milestone!

At the beginning of July I had my 6-month MRI scan. Not had a printed report yet (will chase that in a few weeks), but have heard that the images have been seen/discussed at the MDT meeting at North Manchester and all is ok.

Had my 3-month clinic appointment with Dr Al at Salford last Tuesday, and all ok there. Steroids are now being weaned off - I should be free of them in another month. I feel well at the moment, more stamina than since before I started on the Azathioprine, so Dr Al reckons it's doing its stuff. There has been a noticeable improvement to my well-being since starting the Aza whereas the Tenofovir, although it suppressed the viral load of the hepatitis B hasn't made me 'feel' any better. I suspect that all the symptoms I've had over the last 3 years have mainly been caused by the autoimmune hepatitis and the medication for that is finally helping.


  1. It is so nice to hear that you are being able to enjoy some activities again from your past : ) Steve has returned to running finally. He has completed two half-marathons with our son Michael and is doing a third in a couple of weeks. Hope your health continues to be good and that you have a great time with the rest of your summer.
    Thinking of you...
    (Hi Carla - posted this on your behalf, sorry the blog was playing up and wouldn't let you post direct. Give my love to Steve and good to hear he is doing well. Fiona

  2. Thanks. Why does your name link to a page about treadmills?! Just curious.