In 2005, I was diagnosed with a disease I had never heard of before
Namely, it was Primary Biliary Cholangitis (formerly renamed from Primary Biliary Cirrhosis to Cholangitis). It is widely known by its acronym alone – PBC. PBC is a rare, autoimmune disease that has no known cure, and destroys the bile ducts which, over time, leads to cirrhosis of the liver where a transplant soon becomes the only option for survival. The diagnosis can trigger a host of other issues as it worsens. My liver is now cirrhotic and I am in stage four with Jaundice, Edema, Insomnia, Fatigue, Nausea, and itching sensations as well as extreme muscle spasms. Currently, I am being monitored on a weekly basis. As a Christian believer, I am carried by the fervent prayers of many – especially my mom, church family, and close forends. Making important lifestyle and eating changes are also vital but; the progression continues and, can progress rapidly due to the worsening condition.
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May 20, 2019
Oh Sharon, I heard about this from Pam! I'm so sorry to see what you're going through. My sister is in Winter Park and asked what center do you go to? Maybe I'll see you this year. You are in my prayers!!! Lori
May 20, 2019
Sharon, Pam M shared the news and link. Keeping you in my prayers and sending a big hug. Tomiko
May 18, 2019
Hi Sharon, Keeping you in my prayers
May 15, 2019
May God continue to bless you!!