Saturday, March 25, 2006

So, I have heard people mentioning liver problems in the family. Does anyone want to share? I have a physical this week and am wondering if I should discuss it with my doctor. That is, if it is something genetic than runs in the family.

3 comments:

Blog U Say!!! said...

Hey Jen,

Not sure if it is a genetic thing or not. But I have been putting off the Biopsy over and over again. I think it is one of those things I should get done....But at the same time I think I dont really want to hear what they have to say. So until the doctor tells me I am going and thats it, I guess I wont really know. I am going for more blood test in early April and I was already told that if my Enzyme levels are any higher than the last time that I would be going to a new specialist, who would then make the biopsy decision.

The last liver specialist I seen told me I would be dead in 4 years if I didnt drastically lose weight.(I am guessing he didnt quite scare me enough as I actually put on about 15 pounds since then.
But good ole Dr. Macsween is retiring, so I get a 2nd opinion :~).

Basically he thinks my liver is worst than a full time alcoholic. I have never been grilled so bad about drinking in my life. and when they found out that a case of beer usually last me 6 months, they figured automatically it was my weight but he couldnt tell for sure without the biopsy.

Mind you I am a rebel to the end I think. Ever since they told me absolutely no alcohol, I started drinking more. a case may only last 3 months now...:~) Actually there has been one or 2 occasions where I have so much I should be hurting real bad the next morning but oddly enough I never get a hangover.....(I may have just cursed myself).

Anyhow once I get the courage to do the biopsy or once I am told it is being booked either way, I will be sure to let everyone know the results.


Later
Henry

Jen said...

What made you talk to the doctor to begin with, so that he thought it was a liver problem? Were you tired all the time, or does it hurt? I don't mean to be nosey, but I thought I saw Brenda writing about her liver and I got to thinking that maybe it runs in the family.

Blog U Say!!! said...

Hey Jen,

To be completely honest it was first noticed by my family doctor during some routine blood tests a few years back. I was still in the Miramichi then and my weight wasnt so much of a problem. I was 50 pounds over my suggested weight at the time but that is nothing to me, I put on close to another 150 since then... There are day's I wonder if I ever shoulda quit smoking....My first real gain in weight is when I gave up drugs in my early 20's, then when I quit cigarettes I exploded..... I will never start smoking Cigarettes again I have over 7 years in and no desire to start..... And as for the drugs I think they'll just give me the munchies and I cant see how that is gonna help...:~).

I guess I may just hae to start eatin SOUP!!!!! and workin out...I am getting excited at the thought of being able to blast my tunes and use my workout equipment.

Later
Henry