UPDATE 2/14/15: PLEASE SEE MY POST ABOUT THE DETOX WATER THAT JAKE IS USING... Since he started drinking it, it made him feel so healthy HE IS NO LONGER ON A SINGLE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION. I haaaaaate to admit this, but... Jake told me that the "triple threat" therapy for his acid reflux didn't totally take his acid reflux away (it helped, but he still had it). HOWEVER... THIS DRINK TOTALLY DID. NO MORE ACID REFLUX!!!!!! And the stuff is waaaaaay cheaper than the other stuff I had him on. This drink will "DETOX YOU" like nothing else. You can read more about it by CLICKING HERE.
UPDATE 2017: IMPORTANT!!! While we are thrilled that my husband is able to work again, you MUST be aware that cirrhosis can cause PERMANENT DAMAGE, and it is NOT something you should take lightly in any way!!!!! I do believe that cirrhosis probably shortened my husband's life by about 25 percent. You can see what I'm talking about if you read THIS POST. Cirrhosis is an extremely serious condition and as of this date I've seen it claim the lives of 23 people. It kills about 25,000 people per year. So DON'T SLACK OFF when you're trying to heal from this, unless you don't mind your life getting cut short.
-----------------------------------------This is my post from 4/20/14:
Just wanted to give an update and share a few things....
Here is a text I got from Jake on Thursday after he saw his primary care physician - who could not believe Jake is doing as well as he is. This is the doctor that told me he virtually never sees patients recover from Cirrhosis!!! Jake texted me after his last Dr's appointment, with his primary care physician (who is also a gastroenterologist, who has treated many patients with cirrhosis). This is what he sent:
Normally his doctor needed to see him every month, but now that he is doing better, Jake is able to see him every two months. Woohoo!
I have been very busy with a new job so I haven't had time to write any new posts recently, but I wanted to share with you a picture of Jake's MELD scores, that he got from his nurse practitioner (who works with his Liver specialist), in March. I wanted to post this sooner but like I said, I've been really busy with work.
The nurse practitioner was not very happy about me taking a picture of the screen, but... I just played stupid because I really wanted this picture. "Oh, I can't take a picture? I didn't know I wasn't supposed to do that... I'm sorry...." : D
Although he has a ways to go, Jake is doing very well overall, and I just want to post this for everyone out there who has cirrhosis, to let you know that there is hope!!! You just need to do the work, take the supplements, drink green juice, and stay away from alcohol!!! And exercise if you can (walking is best).
I would also like to congratulate my husband, who hasn't had a drink for over six months, and has been working very hard on getting his health back. And I want to thank him for letting me tell this story, so maybe we can help and inspire some other people who are going through the same thing.
I am planning to do another post soon, detailing exactly what he has been doing to make his recovery. But the basics are, his regimen includes taking a daily probiotic, Sam-e, Milk Thistle, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin D and a few others I will write about soon. He also drinks aloe vera juice and green spinach juice at least 3 days a week (whenever I have time to make it for him). His doctor was able to cut most of his prescriptions in half, about 6 weeks ago, so he has been able to gain weight and is up to about 145 pounds now. I can see the difference in his face, his cheeks are starting to fill back out. Woohoo!
Check back later for more specific details of Jake's regimen for the last 4 months since his hospitalization.