Going to the Liver Doctor

Carol Roach By Carol Roach, 20th Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1bme4tis/
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This article is a continuation of the medical conditions I have which led me to choose weight loss surgery.

Introduction

This article is one of the medical conditions that I have that led up to the decision to have bariatric surgery on July 24, 2015. This article was written on July 25, 2013, exactly two years before my weight loss surgery.

This is the dreaded day to find out from the liver doctor what condition my liver is in. I know I have fatty liver, but I don’t know if something else is wrong. My nurse says that I don’t have hepatitis and she did give me a needle to prevent from getting it. I will have two more needles to take.

The results of the tests

The results of the blood tests that the liver doctor took are in and CT scan results are in. There is still one more test to take, but he wants to see me today. He is also going to decide if I can have bariatric surgery. I was considering it.

However, he told me if my liver is in bad condition I can’t have bariatric surgery because I could die.

Pat my friend had bariatric surgery and she just died from liver failure. I am scared now. I doubt that I will opt for bariatric surgery now.

I am so nervous my stomach is all upset. I will let you know the results when I come back.


Note: This article was written when the doctor was concerned that my liver could not stand bariatric surgery. The situation has since changed.

Update on the liver condition

I went to my liver doctor and I have two hernias. I also have lymph nodes all over my abdomen. I have cirrhosis of the liver but the non-alchoholic kind which is caused by too much sugar in the blood. You see fat turns to sugar (I am diabetic and obese) and acts upon the liver the same way as the as alcohol does. Since I am not a drinker never in my wildest dreams would I ever think that I would get cirrhosis of the liver.

I have to go to a hematologist now, to get checked again and some other place for a consultation with the bariatric surgery department.

Aching all over

The liver doctor’s appointment was in an area of town that I was not familiar with. As you may remember when I called for the appointment it was at an HIV/Aids clinic. I was nervous about that because I had no idea the doctor would send me there. I first saw him at the hospital.

Then my nurse told me he works at that clinic as well. The clinic is in the heart of what we call the Gay Village. I was given the directions over the telephone. I was told to get off at Berri UQAM metro station.

The metro is what Montrealers call the subway system for people who are unfamiliar with the term.

Anyhow my cousin came with me and we got off at the metro station. We didn’t know we got off at the wrong exit and we had to do a long walk. I can hardly walk at all. So I was walking with a pain all the way to the clinic.

Last night I could hardly stand on my feet because of the soreness in my feet and knees. But today I am okay which is very good for me.

Since I can hardly walk which was the reason for going on disability, it makes it all the more important to have the bariatric surgery.

The stomach stapling is too dangerous for someone in my condition I could die on the operating table but the kind where they put a ring around the stomach will have less risk.So that is the one that I will get.

I am not happy about the news.

But it could have been worse.

I was very stressed when I came home and when I am that stressed I am like a human garbage disposal eating everything in sight. It is not full-fledged bulimia because I stop before I vomit but I still eat way too much. I would say it is binge eating and if I cannot break the habit I will not live very long.

I will have to ask my nurse what to do about that. Because I just can’t stop myself.

Bariatric surgery

I went through a lot of medical conditions that continued to worsen over time. I let myself fall apart and now I am paying the consequences for it. Please don’t let it go this far in your case, if you have diabetes or are obese please, please, take care of yourself.

The good news is that I am on the road to recovery. My liver will always be damaged but it hopefully won’t continue to deteriorate and it is actually starting to improve since I have had the operation and I have lost 37 pounds so far.


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Binge Eatershernias, Binge Eating, Blood Sugar, Bulimia, Cirrhosis Of The Liver, Fatty Liver, Fear, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hepatitis, Liver, Liver Problems, Non Alcoholic Cirrhosis Of The Liver, Stomach Stapling, Stress, Weight Loss Surgery

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author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
21st Aug 2015 (#)

Well done Carol for the weight loss .
I will pray that the road ahead will be easier for you .
God bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar peachpurple
21st Aug 2015 (#)

I hope you will recover soon. My mom is a diabetic n she had high blood sugar kevel

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
21st Aug 2015 (#)

Carol, I'm saying prayers for you! Blessings to you today and always.

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