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Today is the 5th day of my new life after Liver Transplant.

pramona
  • By pramona · Posted December 12, 2013
  • 19 replies
  • I received my new liver on Saturday, December 7, 2013. I like you all have had to go the long road and was thinking it was all worth nothing as I was getting sicker and sicker. I thought I would be dead ...

Family........ A huge issue in my life.

Mel413
  • By Mel413 · Posted December 11, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Ever since I found out I has stage 4 for cirrhosis stage 3 fibrosis, and I told my family about it, well I never expected the reactions. At first, well, it depended, where they were coming from, it was ...

Please get the damn ascites drained!!!!!

lizardqueen
  • By lizardqueen · Posted December 11, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • Hi folks, I'm a little frustrated. My spouse has suffered from terrible ascites for months, and he won't go get it drained. I think he feels that it's one less thing that he has control over. The ascites ...

Life is completely different now.

nannygirl
  • By nannygirl · Posted December 10, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • I am writing in this journal for the first time today. My husband Rick is the one who is afflicted by this horrible disease. He found out about 3 years ago he has end stage liver disease, hep c and cirohsis ...

New Hep C treatment approved by FDA

ALF_David
  • By ALF_David · Posted December 9, 2013
  • 23 replies
  • Good morning everyone! In case you missed it over the weekend, the FDA finally approved the new Hepatitis C treatment drug, Sovaldi, which is made by Gilead Sciences. While quite expensive and not for ...

I want to know...

Mel413
  • By Mel413 · Posted December 8, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Since I was Dx, I have been dancing from here to there. my symptoms are getting worst, I can't do anything anymore. I want them to tell me, you have X # of months, years, days and not feel like dead everyday ...

Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Att

Reruho
  • By Reruho · Posted December 7, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Finally they have published the Risk Assessment Tool for Estimating Your 10-year Risk of Having a Heart Attack. (http://cvdrisk.nhlbi.nih.gov/calculator .asp) This assessment tool covers the 4th group ...

Mad Hippie Skin Care

lisakane1967
  • By lisakane1967 · Posted December 7, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • http://checkinguout.wordpress.com/2013/1 2/07/mad-hippie-advanced-skin-care-2/ I enjoy writing about products, people, and places. I have had a hard time finding skin care products that don't burn my ...

The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD

John2
  • By John2 · Posted December 6, 2013
  • 36 replies
  • The Inspire Q&A: Inspire talks with Kathy Nieder, MD By John Novack, Communications Director, Inspire Dear members, We at Inspire are pleased to bring you the latest in a series of interviews with people ...

no complaints just wanna say hi

Jenna422
  • By Jenna422 · Posted December 6, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • happy holidays to all I just received my new meld its 30 I'm thrilled and sad at the same time but working through it. I hope all of you are well. I've had a really bad few monthS the HE has been wrecking ...

Comfort measures

staciej
  • By staciej · Posted December 6, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Took my mother -in-law back to the hospital yesterday. Drains stopped working, stopped chemotherapy, causing more problems than worth, pain has been horrible. She is now on comfort measures only. It amazes ...

What time is it????

Joe_in_RC
  • By Joe_in_RC · Posted December 5, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Just a reminder for everyone in Sacramento. The weekly HCV support group meeting is tomorrow at 2020 J st on the second floor at 12:00. Patients, family and caregivers are welcome. For more info or if ...

A Happy Thanksgiving

SAThomason
  • By SAThomason · Posted December 3, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Since Sept the doctors visits have been slowing down and the reports have been encouraging for my husband. He has been able to go back to work. I feel I have a future with my husband again. I pray we ...

Every day is a new day

staciej
  • By staciej · Posted December 3, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Very scary day yesterday...drains didn't drain and my mother-in-law was so out of it, so lethargic and could hardly eat or drink. This am drains have started to drain, color is some what better and she ...

Pain on left side

pcbravo
  • By pcbravo · Posted November 29, 2013
  • 8 replies
  • Just wanted to know if anyone has experienced a Sharp Pain in the bottom left side of the abdomen? Normally it comes and goes but today it started about 2pm and its still there - not sure if I should ...

I'm Thankful for My Inspire Friends

Duvie
  • By Duvie · Posted November 29, 2013
  • 18 replies
  • Although Thanksgiving is an American holiday, I'd like to include all my Inspire friends around the world when I say, Thanks You for sharing your experiences with me and for showing your support, encouragement ...

Happy Thanksgiving!

glorialynne
  • By glorialynne · Posted November 28, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • Wishing all a pain free, Happy, Beautiful day! I'm hoping to put on a happy face and try and forget for the day that I'm sick. I'm just going to visit, eat as much as I can and be happy to be alive! God ...

Anyone following the new cholesterol guidelines.

Reruho
  • By Reruho · Posted November 27, 2013
  • 56 replies
  • Has anyone been following the new cholesterol guidelines, they are quite controversial. I am scared by them. Here is a link to an article: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-11-ch olesterol-guidelines-biggest-years.html ...

Happy Thanksgiving

Duvie
  • By Duvie · Posted November 27, 2013
  • 17 replies
  • Wishing everyone a VERY special Thanksgiving this year as it is my first after finding Oley, which my first within the Inspire Network of support communities and groups. Without Inspire and all the marvelous ...

Ursodiol not working

Lakota1259
  • By Lakota1259 · Posted November 26, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • I went to my doctor yesterday for a follow up appointment, it seems that the ursodiol they put me on isn't working. It's not lowering my alkaline phosphate enough. I am still on it for another 3 months ...

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