My Liver Problem

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 2nd Aug 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is the beginning of my health issues concerning my liver.

Introduction

Written in 2013

I have written a little bit about my health issues before. My friends from mylot and Bubblews will know more about them.

In May of 2013 I had to go for a mammogram and they found I had small masses on my breast. That resulted in me going back for an ultrasound and luckily they were not cancerous. I do have to go back for mammograms every six months to make sure I don’t develop cancer because of it.

Update: I now have a cyst on but it is benign. Thank God for that.

Fatty liver

However, the biggest scare of all was that I have a fatty liver and when I had the ultra sound for that the technician said my liver was irregular. That prompted my doctor to think that I might have fibroids. So I went to see a doctor for that. He scheduled me for three tests and informed me I am at a risk for liver cancer.
I had two of the three tests. I haven’t been called for the last one yet (have no had it and several others). The secretary said I could wait up a year before I get an appointment for that test.

Furthermore, I have to see my ophthalmologist because I am diabetic and the doctor wants to check for neuropathy. Diabetes can go blind.

Anyhow the running back and forth for tests (including blood tests having to be done twice in that period) is overwhelming for me.

Toothache

Now the latest thing is I have been getting a toothache. I hope I can hold out and see the ophthalmologist on Friday and my nurse on the 16th before I bother with the toothache.

Update: This piece was written two years ago. My liver got worse, I have non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver caused by too much sugar in the blood. I also had bariatric surgery to lose weight last week. I am trying hard to stay alive and this excess weight and diabetes was killing me.


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Calcium Deposits In The Breast, Cysts In The Breasts, Diabetes, Fatty Liver, Fatty Liver Disase, Liver, Liver Disase, Liver Problem, Liver Problems, Liver Trouble, Mammogram, Mammography, Neuropathy, Non Alcholic Cirrhosis Of The Liver, Obesity, Ophthalmologist, Toothache

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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 Hibernating Bear
2nd Aug 2015 (#)

You are a walking hospital.
Now improper diet is the cause for all three including Meds and alcohol. It's going to kill you. Won't say because you are from Montreal as many friends I know from other parts of the planet also suffer this too.

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author avatar Carol Roach
2nd Aug 2015 (#)

I don't drink alcohol. I have liver damage from diabetes. I just had bariatric surgery for weight loss which will also reduce my insulin intake

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author avatar Hibernating Bear
2nd Aug 2015 (#)

Fibroids are uterus based. Friend of mine lost her uterus at 36 for them.

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author avatar Shamarie
2nd Aug 2015 (#)

I hope your health has gotten better, Carol! I wish you the best!!!

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author avatar Retired
3rd Aug 2015 (#)

I am praying for a healthy state for you my dear friend

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
3rd Aug 2015 (#)

It has been tough going for you Carol with health issues that can overwhelm anyone. As long as you take care with diet well controlled I feel you will have years ahead to look forward to.

Wish you the best - siva

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
3rd Aug 2015 (#)

Carol, I wish you the best. Do you suffer from depression? I'm sending healing prayers to you!

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author avatar Carol Roach
3rd Aug 2015 (#)

yes sometimes I suffer from depression but I try to get out of it as best as I can.

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