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Old 04-20-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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My husbands alcoholism just continues, it's making me sick...

I am hoping to get some real life input here as to what everyone thinks about the diagnosis' that people like my husband continually get. I don't know what to believe with these md's. His alcoholism has been in full force for decades, in and out of rehabs, hospitals, jail, etc. He was diagnosed 7 mths ago with end stage liver disease, chonic cirrhosis and hepatitis c. He has very jaundiced eyes and slightly jaundiced skin, no appetite and hardly eats, many hours a day on the couch and the worst symptom is the wet brain...he's not the same person I married and is VERY difficult to be around.
If he doesn't stop, any idea how long this can persist? I know every case is different but this just goes on and doesn't seem to get better or worse...just constant. Thank you for any info.

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Re: My husbands alcoholism just continues, it's making me sick...

Hello Vickie28 and welcome.

Firstly,please allow me to offer my sympathies and regret for what your husband is currently diagnosed with.

Alcoholism,if left untreated,is a progressive disease and the saying in the rooms is that it can only take you to 3 places: jails,institutions and death.

The harsh reality is if he doesn't cease drinking,his life expectancy substantially decreases.

I know it must be difficult;seeing him in this state and unable to effectively improve his condition.

My prayers for at least a modicum of relief are on their way.

When in doubt, post it out.

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