Nov 16, 2014
Okay, it might be a coincidence but somehow I don't think so. About 10-12 weeks ago I made a little change to my dietary supplements. I added Alpha-Lipoic Acid. About a week after adding this I noticed that I was losing some of the excessive fatigue I've had to live with for years. It kept on getting more noticeable over that first month and I ended up having as much energy as I used to have way back about fifteen years ago. Maybe it's just a coincidence, but I sure don't intend to quit that ALA anytime soon!
There's more too! When I reached SVR about 18 months ago my hepatologist told me that my liver would "remodel" itself but it would not be able to actually regenerate, not after having been cirrhotic for 9 years before finally reaching SVR. So imagine my surprise (and my doctor's too) when the elastography test done just last month came back negative for cirrhosis. Neither my doctor nor I fully trust those results - he is not dropping the regular six month exams that go along with having a dx of cirrhosis, and I am not dropping any of my own vigilance in taking care of my liver, but I gotta say, I feel absolutely GREAT about that test result. Even if it isn't truly accurate it still seems to indicate that things must finally be going in the right direction, and that I'm doing something right here. Maybe the turmeric supplement I started right after finishing triple tx has helped heal my liver? Whatever it is, I'm just going to keep on doing all the things that might be helping.