Jan 25, 2021
Well I'm getting much older now, isn't that great! Just hit 49! Haha Coming up on 11 years since diagnosis, what an amazing ride it's been. Cirrhosis has changed my life so much, I'm not talking about the bad stuff but the good stuff.
What good stuff you ask?
Well I stopped drinking, sober 11 years as of the day of diagnosis 03-23-10
My cholesterol has dropped in the normal range years ago since the liver doesn't break down fatty foods the way a normal liver does so I get away with being a bit bad. The rest of my numbers are good too except those darn platelets but that just goes with cirrhosis.
Most importantly, my wife and I have never been closer after having gone through so much with my health. I'm such a lucky old man :) She's my angel!
Been full time on the job 6 1/2 years now and going very well. Just got my W-2 and saw I was just a couple of thousand under that six-figure mark. Darn so close!
This is all about me and I feel selfish so let me share with you what I just was telling a friend of mine.
When people first come to this site I don't think they know right away the power of it or exactly what it has to offer mentally and physically. It's therapeutic to be able to express what your going through, been through and to feel like you are making a difference in someones life. Long ago I was much more active and wrote over a thousand posts/responses. If all I have ever done was save one person, be it from themselves or actually help save their life then I am truly honored . That opportunity has in no other way ever presented itself to me except here. How cool is that!
Thank You MedHelp for being here for us in so many different ways.