*Results may vary. The information in this site is NOT to be construed as medical advice. Cirrhosis of the liver is a serious condition and if you have it, you should see a doctor. I am not a doctor and am not able to dispense medical advice. My husband saw a doctor (many of them) and they were able to do things for him that I could not. However, they were unable to recommend alternative treatments, and in MY OPINION they were VERY beneficial to my husband, so I am providing some of that information here. My husband and I tried all of these alternative therapies at our own risk, and if you try them you will be doing the same. At your own risk. No promises are made in this blog. I am not saying there is a cure for cirrhosis or any other condition. However, I believe most people can get well, like my husband did. My husband is alive, happy, productive, functional and has his energy back. He no longer worries about having to go on disability or getting a $577,000 liver transplant. Cirrhosis is a serious condition. He is currently in the fibrosis stage (Stage 2 liver disease), which is still serious. I cannot guarantee you will have the same results. I just want you to know about what worked well for my husband. I hope you will share what you learned with others, and share your story with us as well. This blog was made for YOU! Thanks for visiting!

Monday, May 25, 2015

In Honor of Memorial Day - DUI Awareness - Reasons to GET SOBER

25,000 people die every year in drunk driving accidents (the same number of people who die from cirrhosis annually!)  It is such a waste!!! Please... in memory of all the people who have lost their lives due to drunk driving accidents, if you have a drinking problem, please quit while you're ahead. You could save yourself from getting in an accident, and spare someone else from being killed. If you have a drinking problem, please, learn from these people's mistakes.

Keep in mind that if you know you have a problem (enough to be on this blog) and you don't stop drinking, and you develop stage 4 cirrhosis, you could spend your life savings and go into debt (possibly the rest of your life) trying to get back on track. In order to get a liver donation you have to go to AA, so you might as well either accept the idea of a miserable death, OR: Quit NOW, save your health and good looks, and be one less drunk driver on the road. There are plenty of morons on the road who are going to keep on driving drunk, and they will hit and kill people, and entire families will be devastated, because of one idiot. Don't be one of those people! Jake said he's relieved not to be drinking anymore, and he is extremely grateful he never killed anyone while driving after one too many.

Jake got pulled over for having a DUI once, about 10 years ago. He had to pay a fine, got his license suspended, had to go through a lot of classes, and do community service work on the side of the freeway, picking up trash and trimming shrubs (though he said he actually enjoyed the tree trimming).

One thing I want to point out about Jake is, he  has always had a very humble and appreciative attitude about what he's been through. When he told me about his DUI, he said half the students had a horrible attitude and seemed to do everything they could, in order to NOT pay attention during class, not follow the rules (some would show up drunk and got kicked out), and when they had to pick up trash on the side of the road, some were hiding in the bushes just to try to keep from doing any actual work. This kind of attitude gets people nowhere and I would imagine most of these numbskulls are still out there getting DUI's and not taking responsibility for their actions. Good luck with that!

Jake has said many times that he is truly grateful that he never hit and killed anyone, and he even appreciated GETTING the DUI because it made him extremely careful about driving. I have to say, every time we went out for a drink, since I've known him, if he had even the slightest idea that he could be over the limit, he would not get behind the wheel because it was too much of a risk. I always really admired him for that. I am very proud to be married to a man who takes responsibility for his actions.

Being sober is a great way to NEVER, EVER even have to worry for one second, that you might be a hair over the limit, even if you feel fine. When you really haven't had a drop of alcohol all night, you just know... you're good to go. And it's a great feeling. I hope you can get there someday, too.

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Please note: I am not a doctor and I am only able to tell you what I have learned by doing my own research on the internet, and share with you the things that have worked for my husband. Please remember that Liver Cirrhosis is a very serious disease so I am not saying, do not see a doctor. Doctors have helped my 
husband a lot. But I believe it is wise to do as much research as you can, and find out why 
they are giving you every one of the medications and treatments they are giving you. 
I believe they do not always know about or understand every treatment option that is available, 
and there are many good options out there that can help.

Your health is ultimately your own responsibility, above anyone else's.
Best of luck to you!!!
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