Your Stories Archive - British Liver Trust

Declan’s story: “I’d never heard of AIH before.”


The British Liver Trust’s virtual support groups have been useful to me. In September 2020, I was …

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Rebecca’s story: “I’m taking on a Leap for Liver.”

Rebecca had a lifesaving liver transplant in 2020 after suddenly falling ill. She shares her story and …

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David’s story: “I’m privileged to be just a few weeks from my second vaccination.”

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As the UK’s Covid-19 vaccination programme continues and restrictions slowly start to ease, David, a liver transplant …

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Martyn’s story: Without SIRT, I wouldn’t be here today


Martyn was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2014 and was treated with selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT). …

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Jimmy’s story: “No reason for my cirrhosis has ever been diagnosed”


Jimmy (pictured on the right) was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2015 but no cause was found. Thank …

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Leanne’s story: “Dad was not his usual self”

Leanne’s father (pictured) died with cirrhosis of the liver when he was in hospital and it was …

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Rebekah’s story: “It felt like our world was falling apart.”


Wilson’s Disease is a rare genetic condition in which you have a higher than normal amount of …

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Rosie’s story: “I think you can feel more isolated and lonely in a city than we do here on our island.”


Rosie has autoimmune hepatitis and lives on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland. She describes her experience …

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Mike’s Story: “My initial health concerns began in earnest nearly 20 years ago…”

I was diagnosed with liver cancer in April 2011 and had a liver transplant the following December. …

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Lindsay’s story: “I never monitored my alcohol intake beyond ‘hangover’ or ‘no hangover’”

As a busy professional who travelled frequently, Lindsay’s overall health suffered until liver disease eventually turned her …

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