Your Stories Archive - British Liver Trust

Stephanie’s story: “I don’t know if my transplant will be in the middle of the night tomorrow or in three years’ time”

Stephanie was diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome, a very rare genetic condition, when she was just 18 months …

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Jessica’s story: “It’s taken me a while to get used to having Gilbert’s Syndrome, but I now know what to do if I have a flare-up”

Jessica would vomit whenever she tried to eat and lost between three and four stone in weight. …

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Ian’s story: “I’ve been transplanted for 38 years in total. I’m a real success story”

Professor Sir Roy Calne, the pioneering transplant surgeon, told Ian that he had just three weeks to …

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Ruth’s story: “Worry is a waste of the imagination. No one really knows what your future holds”

When Ruth was referred to a gastroenterologist after experiencing pain in her liver and extreme exhaustion he …

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Rebecca’s story: “If you don’t feel 100% seek medical advice and get answers, don’t just brush it under the carpet”

Rebecca was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis at the age of 31 after experiencing fatigue and pain. She …

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Antonia’s story: “I’m extremely grateful for my donor and hope that my liver works well for as long as possible.”

Antonia had been living with chronic liver disease since childhood but her consultants could not find a …

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Jamie’s story: “If you are waiting for a liver transplant, never give up hope”

Jamie was diagnosed with an enlarged liver when he was just two years old and was ill …

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Veronique’s story: “My viral load dropped massively after a few days of treatment and I cleared the virus without any side effects”

Veronique was shocked when she was diagnosed with hepatitis C and didn’t know how or when she …

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Issy’s story: “The British Liver Trust’s website is fantastic, and I’m really grateful to them”

After falling seriously ill following the birth of her daughter and spending months in hospital, Issy decided …

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Chrissie’s story: “Focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new”

When the stress of being diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis began to affect her mental health, Chrissie took …

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