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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

Lori Garrett

May 20, 2019

Sharon, Pam M shared the news and link. Keeping you in my prayers and sending a big hug. Tomiko

Tomiko Kagei

May 18, 2019

Hi Sharon, Keeping you in my prayers

Pamela

May 15, 2019

May God continue to bless you!!

DeShaundra Fleming