My (24M) partner's (23F) close friend and boss (50'sM) at the mechanic shop needed a liver transplant. They had been on the list for a while and getting nowhere. Lots of us got tested and I was a match. We were all happy and thrilled that this direct donation could take place.
A week before the surgery date, police showed up at our house to arrest my partner as her boss (person who was getting a piece of my liver) had accused her of theft. Claimed she'd stolen thousands from his bank account and stolen from the cash box. The police showed us the Cctv in which she reaches into the box, takes money and walks out of frame. 15 times, 15 days, 15 accusations. The police admitted they had no proof it was theft and no clue on the amounts taken as she used the box to take customers money and change. The police also said they didn't see how she accessed the bank accounts, and that they felt this was some sort of insurance fraud and they needed a scape goat.
I immediately rang the hospital and... keep reading on reddit ➡
My own best guess is that the police would take them as part of the investigation into who killed 50 people...
No irreparable damage, as long as I continue not drinking. I’m so relieved.
I was really upset to learn my liver was enlarged. I won’t forget what that felt like, and I won’t forget how scary that was. This is my wake up call. There only thing to do now is continue not drinking.
Day 13 for me, I’ll be at 2 weeks tomorrow, and I’m going to just keep going. IWNDWYT
My mother- who I haven’t had contact with for many years has just reached out to me. From what I understand, none of my siblings, aunts, uncles or other family are a match for my mother. Her liver is shot after the decades of hard alcohol consumption and drug abuse.
I went to get the test done just to show her I wasn’t going to be a match, either, but as my luck would turn out; I am.
But this woman has done nothing but abuse, mistreat and abandon me for illegal substances all my life.
Her exact last words to me before this entire situation had been, “I’ve always hated you.” Now all of a sudden- I’m the best daughter in the world and can, “give her a second chance to do good with her life.” She’s 41. She should have grown up a LONG time ago. The only people that side with me are my sister, In-Laws and Husband.
AITA if I refuse?
EDIT: to answer a few common questions. My mother has been clean and sober since her diagnosis (four months ago). She does in fact already know that... keep reading on reddit ➡
So I really really wanna eat liver, as I know how good it is for you, however I just can't handle the taste. It's horrible. What is the best way to hide the taste so I can eat this meat super food?
I hit 450 days clean and sober today, and I'm about 90% of the way through the pre-screening process to go on the liver transplant list.
If all goes to plan, by Christmas 2021, I'll have a new liver and yet another new lease on life.
Thanks everyone here for sharing your stories and your wisdom - I don't post here very often, but I do stop by and read what you've all got to say.
For those who are struggling, fight on! - the end result is worth it.
For those who have slipped - failing is part of success... get up, brush yourelf off and try again.
And for those that are staying sober, we're all in this together.
I will not drink with you today.
Apparently just one can of soda a day which has about 45 g of sugar can increase risk of fatty liver disease by 40% in adults. This is about a quarter cup of table sugar is all. There's the same amount of refined sugar in three popsicles for example. So this can especially add up fast for little kids with their much smaller bodies.
It's all about how much fructose is hitting your liver at any one time. Not a problem when consuming fruit naturally. Smoothie or juice? Problem. Sugar in your oatmeal, not as bad since the oatmeal will slow absorption some.
What isn't clear to me yet is whether this only applies for the most part to people with a lot of body fat or not. because all of the studies that are showing these problems are on standard American diets and are probably suffering from the same overweight situation that most people suffer from. So it would be interesting to see if this applies just as heavily to healthy weight people. Maybe... keep reading on reddit ➡
Today is the best day of my life. Since I was 5 I’ve had Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (Liver Fibrosis Disease) and Ulcerative Colitis. At one point several years ago my doctor recommended finding a liver transplant sooner than later and my colon was littered with Ulcers, and would require removal one day if the pain was too unbearable. 1 year ago I became a cannabis user and now am part of Medical Marijuana Program for 5 months. Last month my colonoscopy showed 0, yes 0 signs of ulcerative colitis. The doctor said he wouldn’t have known I had UC because my colon looked that good. In June my MRI showed no apparent liver disease. I had both a Ultrasound and Biopsy today. While I await the results, the Ultrasound also showed what the doctor said “Normal Liver” (Mildy Enlarged however) I expect good results from this biopsy. My doctors originally told me to stay away from MMJ since I first started in the program, but my response now is that my normal meds mildly helped with my diseases,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Let’s be real; taking Tylenol for endo pain is like drinking water for a broken leg. But I’ve been popping Tylenol just to feel like I’m doing something because it’s the only thing I can do (and it does help my headaches). And now I’ve apparently damaged my liver in the process. Despite taking less than half the daily recommended maximum dose of Tylenol.
And that was my last available option.
I can’t take NSAIDs because I had my first ulcer at age 14 and have a hiatal hernia and horrible GERD. But once you tell a doctor “I can’t take NSAIDs” they offer nothing else whatsoever.
I had CBD oil that kinda helped but then I tested positive for THC at the hospital last week when I was admitted for something non-endo related. Given the fact that my employer randomly drug screens, I don’t want to run the risk of losing my job so CBD is not an option anymore. My state has no employee protections for medical marijuana and my employer has a “drug-free workplace” policy that means I could be... keep reading on reddit ➡
I hope this is ok to ask here. I thought you all might know more about this and could give me some insight maybe.
So my dad died in June from multiple organ failure ultimately due to his alcoholism.
His doctor said he had encephalopathy, now that I've done more reading I see there are different kinds. He never said what kind, how can I know?
I'm also curious because I read that it's reversible, but the hospitalist told us it wouldn't be.
He said that my dad's liver was failing and the only option was liver transplant and they refused to give him any more life sustaining medication. They said none of the medication they gave him was working because of his liver. But the Ativan worked. Later at Hospice, the morphine and the Oxy worked... why didn't any of the life sustaining medications work but these medications did?
I just feel like they didn't do all they could have. It's hard to know because when he was in the hospital we couldn't see him until they decided they to stop giving... keep reading on reddit ➡
My doc put me on TRT at age 23. 100mg Injectable weekly.
I was on it for 4 years. Checked yearly and all lab work was great.
It seemed my enzymes AST/ALT slowly crept up. But at the end of 2016 they were fairly high ALT was 124 I believe. He stopped my injections and took 3mo for my enzymes to return to normal. My test levels to 150 the. Stabilized at 300ish which is where they are now.
I would love to go back on it, but he is skeptical due to the liver. But I can’t find any supporting info claiming test injectables cause increased liver enzymes.
Has anyone else had or known of that issue?
I read somewhere that soaking liver in apple cider vinegar for 20 min can improve the taste. I was wondering if this could affect the vitamins and minerals in anyway as that’s essentially the point of consuming liver.
Anyone have liver issues after using this for a long period of time? Mine is fucked and it’s the only thing I can think of also fent mixed in there also time to time
Per his IG: https://www.instagram.com/isaiah_livers/?hl=en
In "Bananas, Crackers and Nuts," Captain Pierce acts crazy to try to secure R&R for himself and Trapper John. At one point he sits next to Majors Burns and Houlihan with a piece of liver and starts to eat it, even though the cafeteria is serving hamburger.
Hawkeye claims it's from the Korean patient that died, but surely he isn't serious. Where, then, did he get it (speculation acceptable)?
Hey so I am alcoholic and yesterday I received the result of a blood test and I learned that my liver is in a really bad shape and can't handle anymore of my shit, I am 24yo, I drink everyday to the point where I pass out and yesterday for the first time in a long time I had to not drink, I wanted to but I am now afraid that if I don't stop drinking soon I might destroy my liver for good and possibly die.
I should see someone specialized in addictology to help me stop in time but I am just so afraid, afraid of stopping, afraid of the consequences, afraid of knowing my liver is dead, afraid of complications, afraid of death.
I really hope I can get through this and stop my addiction, I don't want to be sick for the rest of my life
I hate it. Dont upgrade. Anyone know how to stop it?
This happened when I was a young teen living at home. Mom had a bad knee, so she'd supervise my making dinner from her lounge chair in another room. She was also not good at cooking: she had a few dishes that were good, but if it had more than three ingredients, or more than a few steps, forget it.
This night, unfortunately, we had liver. Not fried in onions, no. Broiled on both sides until well-done, then cut in quarters for the four of us. Vegetables fresh from the cans: asparagus and kidney beans, boiled. Ew.
Dad came home and Mom and little brother came in for dinner, which I served. It was not a happy sight. My brother cried. I was not happy, either. My dad said that we couldn't leave until it was finished. He said that he didn't care what we put on it: ketchup, mustard, whatever. We could even put peanut butter.
Ding! I went for the peanut butter, slathered it on, and took a bite.
It was delicious! It tasted like a peanut butter steak, and I chowed down. When I came up fo... keep reading on reddit ➡
Please please please just stop, Your destroying our city ffs and giving rival fans and the media a reason hate us. Tomorrow please consider stayig at home and celebrating with your loved ones instead.
Because they are well organized
The German doctor replies: "That's nothing, in Germany we took part of a brain, put it in another man, and in 4 weeks he is looking for a job."
The Russian doctor replies: "Gentlemen, we took half a heart from a man, put it in another's chest, and in 2 weeks he is looking for a job."
The American doctor laughs: "You are all behind us. A few months ago, we took a man with no brain, no heart, and no liver and made him President.
Now, the whole country is looking for a job!"
Can’t apologize for loving one of the best organ meats, liver. For those that can’t stomach the thought try it in dumpling style. Love mine fried with onions and add some bacon
Hi everyone. I thought I’d share my story with you. It’s a journey from a glass of wine to near death and liver and kidney transplantation.
I’m a woman in her mid 40s. I’ve been employed in a white collar industry most of my adult life, working my way up the ladder without a college education. I’m told that I’m a trustworthy and good person who puts everyone before myself. People view me as prim and proper and the type of person you might not swear around, which really isn’t the case once you get to know me. I guess I’m telling you this so you understand that people don’t usually “get” what has happened to me.
My journey with alcohol began after I divorced in my mid 20s. I had a child in my teens and married the father. Not a baby daddy situation (I’m not passing judgement on anyone, just and important part of my own story), we were married for ten years. Our divorce was complex and I didn’t any support from my family. It’s a long story, but I was a victim of psychological... keep reading on reddit ➡