Recently Diagnosed With Cirrhosis.
I am a 50 year old Male who contracted Hepatitis C from a blood transfusion in 1986. I was considered a "carrier" until a blood panel in 2008 indicated my levels were high enough to start the Hepatitis treatments. After a very long 49 weeks of treatments, my new tests showed I beat the disease. I was admitted to the hospital two weeks ago with what I thought was Appendicitis. I had a lot of tests done including an MRI and an Ultrasound. These tests showed that I now have Cirrhosis of the liver. I have an appointment to see the Gastroenterologist this Friday, and he is sending me to Madison Hospitals and Clinics to get on the Liver transplant waiting list.
I started reading up as much as I could over the weekend on the nasty disease. I have a very supportive wife, but I try not to scare her much as she is also ill. She has Cystic Fibrosis and Fibromyalgia, so I try to keep her as calm as I can.
I am really scared over this thing! I think I just need a pen pal or a Forum that knows about Cirrhosis so I have someone to talk to and educate me in a more personal and human matter then just reading from books and the internet.
If anyone knows of some good Forums that I can join, please let me know.
Thank you for listening and also, thank you in advance for any help on this subject!