Your Stories Archive - British Liver Trust

Dylan’s story: “I wondered if I was a functioning alcoholic, but I got up every day and went to work five days a week”

Alcohol was a big part of Dylan’s life and he drank for fun, never realising the damage …

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Sheryl’s story: “Alcohol sneaks up on you. I thought ‘I can beat this, I can stop’ and it shocked me that I couldn’t”

Although she’s worked in entertainment all her life, Sheryl was always quite shy so would have a …

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Simon’s Story: “It’s almost indescribable how much strength and energy I now have after my liver transplant”

Simon’s habitual drinking increased significantly during a difficult period following a move to a new job. Although …

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Beth and Katie’s story: “I’m struggling to come to terms with how quickly I deteriorated and that, technically, I lost ten days of my life’

When Beth began to experience extreme fatigue, her fiancee Katie pushed for treatment and asked constant questions …

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Ben’s story: “A medical team gave me every procedure they could think of – they glued me, put a balloon in and banded me”

Ben suddenly started experiencing fatigue and his GP thought at first that it might be Covid. When …

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Veronica’s story: “If you’ve been given a NAFLD diagnosis you’ve been given another chance to look at your lifestyle and make a difference.”

Having lost her brother to liver cancer, Veronica was nervous about visiting the British Liver Trust’s Love …

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Emma’s story: “The doctor was only willing to spend NHS money on trying to save me – and there was a high chance he wouldn’t be able to – if I promised to never drink again”

Alcohol was an integral part of Emma’s social life, but she never considered herself an addict. When …

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Clare’s story: “My bile ducts had shrivelled up and the only cure was a liver transplant”

Seven years after being diagnosed with Primary Biliary Cholangitis, Clare was a busy working mum and, although …

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Chris’ story: “I was offered a new liver, but the surgery would have to start before it arrived. If it wasn’t fit for purpose, I wouldn’t recover”

Chris was just 29 when he was diagnosed with Alpha A1 deficiency which damaged his liver. He …

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Jackson’s story: “I had a potentially life-threatening condition, so I needed to have bariatric surgery”

After being diagnosed with NAFLD, Jackson was successfully following his dietician’s eating plan, but work-related stress led …

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