Monday, August 8, 2011

Love Your Liver

I really like my new hepatologist (liver specialist), however, I hope ours is a very short relationship. I'll have blood drawn today for every virus known to man. Of particular concern, is my ALP number, alkaline phosphatase. This is a measure of bile duct blockage. I'll be having an ultrasound of my abdomen to check for abnormalities, although the doctor couldn't feel anything unusual. She did take me off Lipitor since that can adversely effect the liver.

It's strange to think my liver might be in worse shape than Keith Richards'.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Happy to hear you like your new doctor. Hopefully, she'll be able to get your liver to behave so you can finally kick steroids to the curb.