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long story short my mom had her gall bladder removed (huge stone) and while that was going on they went ahead and biopsied a node on her liver. we just got the results on a piece of paper that read:

"cirrhosis, batts-ludwig chronic hepatitis grade 3 stage 4"

my mother had arthritis and had it at a very young age. she had her first hip replacement at 30 and since then it has been a steady stream of surgery and joint replacements. needless to say she takes anti-inflammatories and pain medication daily to get by. we weren't all too shocked her liver has taken a beating.

she hasn't been back to the doc yet to talk with him, but it is my nature to try and understand these things as fully as i can. everything i have found says that she will have to undo what is causing the damage so as not to damage her liver further. i'm not sure she can stop taking the pain medications. she already has so much trouble functioning day to day with her chronic pain.

i thought maybe someone could shed some insight into what our path might be for her.
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