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Advanced Cirrhosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 1, 2011
  • 02:02 PM

I have recently found out that my husband has Advanced Cirrhosis. He has bleeding and severe pain from his Back end and is now spitting up clots of blood, and regular nose bleeds. He has an body itch from the waist down and pains in his abdomen. No one has told us what to expect and just added that 60% of his liver was gone and they could not cure the Hep C which turns out he has had for 25 - 30 year (not a drug user) he does not know how he got this. We only found out because he got a medical for his job and one thing after another came up as Hep C is 'the silent killer'. Our consultant spoke to us like it was a death sentence as he cannot do anything to cure the Hep C because his liver is too far damaged and his spleen is now enlarged causing his white blood count to be 42 instead of between 150 - 400. I feel scared for him all the time and keep thinking this is happening to someone else. He looks so healthy and it seems unreal. Is this a fatal thing to have or should I be optimistic that he will eventually get a liver transplant even though they cannot cure the Hep C and it shall attack the liver again, and that we shall live a relatively normal life? We have not even been married 2 years yet, my husband is only 45 and has completely given up drinking the pase 3 months.

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