Cyn's Liver... A Tale Of Treachery

I have always been energetic, outgoing and a hard worker. If there was a social gathering, you better believe I would be there. I loved my job and never stopped seeking knowledge. In September of last year I began not feeling well, but shrugged it off. A couple of weeks later, I started feeling faint and noticed numbness in my fingers and other spots on my body. I was admitted to the hospital for tests. After ruling out things like MS, I was told I had a folic acid deficiency and was discharged after a few days. Exactly two weeks later, I passed out and was taken to the emergency room and again was admitted. A week later I was discharged with a diagnosis of non-alcohol related cirrhosis of the liver. My liver function was decreased to approximately 10-15% and I was going to need a transplant. I tried to keep working but just wasn't able to keep up and was advised by my doctor that I really needed to focus on my health and preparing for the transplant. Now I am on a waiting list for a new liver. Some days are better than others, but every day is filled with aches and pains from the toxins in my body. Trying to budget and worry about the travel costs has become overwhelming. It is hard to budget when there isn't much to go around. It has always been difficult for me to ask for any kind of help but the astronomical cost of the surgery and the required hotel stay afterward for follow up to ensure my body doesn't reject the new organ has made me realize that this is no time for pride. Seeing my two amazing girls blaze their trail in this world is something, until now, I thought was a given. I am not finished. I have too much knowledge to share, too much happiness to spread and too many things I have still to learn.

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Hixson, TN
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