Originally Posted by Meetow Kim
...So, other than my drinking too much, I'm doing the right thing!
Please don't take this the wrong way but I cracked up when I read this. Not sure if your serious or not about the statement but I was reminded of another funny quip that is similar in it's tenor..
"...other that that Mrs. Lincoln, How was the play?"
I wish you well. I understand that you enjoy drinking and want to continue. I did too and was able to continue for a long, long, long time. You are doing the right thing by minimizing the things you can that cause harm, there by saving more liver to deal with alcohol.
This coming from one who gets to read this every 6 months or so from looking at an ultrasound or MRI. Not meant to scare, just for your illumination and my "coming out" so to speak...
Comparison study: Abdominal MRI 6/2/2017
Liver: Cirrhotic configuration to the liver and particularly selective
T2 hyperintensity throughout the parenchyma consistent with cirrhosis.
No hepatic steatosis.
Lesion 1: There is a 9 mm subcapsular lesion in hepatic segment 7
which is isointense on arterial phase and portal venous phase images
and hypoenhancing relative to background parenchyma on 3 minute phase
images (series 13 image 24). The lesion is T1 and T2 isointense,
demonstrates no restricted diffusion signal, and is not associated
with a pseudocapsule. There is apparent intralesional iron which
favors benignity. Previously the mass measured 9 mm on 6/2/2017, and 7
mm on 2/21/2017. No evidence of venous invasion. OPTN/LIRADS class 3.
No new liver lesions. No suspicious arterial enhancement.