Thanks for answering. Cirrhosis is a new thing for me. I got really sick - fast. Didn't work for a month getting the fluid down. Even now I only work about 20 hrs because I get tired and if I push myself I pay later. I have 2 drs and I think that one of them was lying to me - softpedeling the issue - saying things like " Way down the road from years, years from now you might want to look into a transplant." But you don't need that now. But I have done a lot of research and stage 4 and ascites with cirrhosis seems pretty serious to me. Nowhere have I read anything remotely close to that. Take your time, you have lots of time before it's serious. I don't think I'll be seeing her anymore.
How hard and how long did it take for you to get a transplant? Is it even possible with no insurance because I sure couldn't pay for it. Do you think I should get on a transplant list because it could take a long time?
How long has it been since your transplant? How do you feel now? I know that in all likelihood the new liver gets infected, too. Has that happened to you yet?
How long did you have Hep C before it became cirrshosis and then how long to ascities. I've it 35 years. I've read it takes normally about 10 years for cirrhosis and 10 to ascites but I know everyone is different.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.