Vitamin E for liver health and a hepatologist visit update

December 21, 2017 I had a visit with my hepatologist and quite frankly, I was nervous about going because 2017 a lot has changed in my body. I have put on quite a bit of weight, Im working too much and not really prioritizing my health, and have caught myself more often missing my morning dose of prograf. December I caught a really bad cold and probably had one of my top 3 worst cold sores ever, so my immune system must have been shot.

The last time I went to the hepatologist sox months ago, in addition to AIH, I also have fatty liver, so he recommended I watch my weight to get that out of control. Even though I am concerned, I just have not prioritized that weight loss, and now six months later, I am going back heavier then the last time he gave me heck.

Last visit, He suggested at that time that for liver health, I could drink as much coffee as I want, and that I also take vitamin E regularly as well.

The high dosages of coffee I implemented right away, with ease and enthusiasm. The vitamin E, like my morning dose of Prograf, the success was fleeting and eventually tapered off.

What is interesting in my results though, that despite some weight gain, and missed dosages, my coffee intake was definately upped. I literally have a cup on the go all day at work, minimim 4 cups a day, sometimes more, my blood tests improved, and my fibroscan also inproved a few points too. I was 5.-something, and I am now 4.-something.

So this has me a little excited! So the coffee consumption I will continue with, and I am taking Vitamin E twice daily.

We’ll see how my next visit goes!!

I am not giving any medical advice here, just sharing my personal story and personal results. Everyone’s body is different!

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LiveRight Gala 2017

Another amazing night at the LiveRight Gala at the Sheraton. Debralee is one classy lady and knows how to put on an event! Mama was my hot date, and we had a beautiful turkey dinner and enjoyed the evening. The hepatology staff were there in full support as always. Thank you for an amazing evening

Yay!! Finally Generic Tacrolimus (Prograf)

Halle-friggin-uyah!

tacrolimus

In Canada, Tacrolimus is not covered by Blue Cross unless you have had a transplant.  Pre-transplant, this drug is not covered.  That means, monthly, my cost of this drug is just over $350 a month.  Its like a car payment.  Predmisone is another $60, so its a little over $400.

This month, I got a call from the Safeway Pharmacy, informing me that there is now (finally) a generic form of Tacrolimis called Sandoz-Tacrolimus.

Its about $1ed.  Even though it is less than a third of my costs, it is still a significant savings.  $1200 a year – I will take it!

Thank you, to liver research!

 

 

 

 

 

Hepatitis C Cure

epclusa cure for heptatis C

epclusa cure for heptatis C

Wow! Three cheers for liver disease research! i actually heard about this through Debralee at the Canadian Liver Foundation, and sought a few articles for those of who would like more information on Hepitatis C. Even better, this prescrption can be issued by any doctor, which eliminates the need to see a specialist, which is a huge bonus for people affected in rural areas. They will not need to acquire the cost of travelling to a major center for an appointment. Hip hip horray!

http://www.citynews.ca/2016/07/13/hepatitis-c-cure-approved-by-health-canada/

Canadian Thanksgiving Long weekend Oct 9 – 12 15% discount, 15% donation to Canadian Liver Foundation

i have a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving long weekend!

I am running a promotion and giving a 15% discount on all sitewide orders.  I am matching that 15% and making a donation to the Canadian Liver Foundation.

Thank you for all your support, and thank you Canadian Liver Foundation for your tireless fundraising efforts for research, education and programs ❤

http://www.carriescloset.ca

Carrie’s Closet Discount code: gobblegobble

Carrie's Closet discount Oct 9 - 12, 2015

Carrie’s Closet discount Oct 9 – 12, 2015