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Offline ColdHands

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Liver Biopsy in 5 days-trying not to google
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:42:04 PM »
I have a livery biopsy in 5 days to stage my autoimmune liver disease.  I know there are risks of bleeding and even death from this procedure, but they are low.  However, the HA person inside of me decided to google "dying from liver biopsy" and saw three hits.  Didn't click, because I knew that was stupid (as if doing it at all wasn't stupid enough) but I did see three that did.

I know that the risk of death in a biopsy is 1 in 1000 or 2000 or something like that, but I still feel like its too high for my taste.

I know death risk is higher for people in end stage liver disease, which I'm not, but still.  Calm me down.....
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Re: Liver Biopsy in 5 days-trying not to google
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 02:57:15 PM »
You definitely won't die from the liver biopsy. My father's partner had one about a month ago and she is totally fine. She mentioned it was uncomfortable for a day or two after the biopsy but was really no big deal.  ColdHands do not Google any more; it will only upset you and no good can come of it. You will be fine.

Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Liver Biopsy in 5 days-trying not to google
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 03:31:39 PM »
Coldhands,

I am praying for you and wishing you a very successful liver biopsy with no pain and positive outcome! You are in our thoughts and there are many of us who will be thinking of you that day!

Stay positive!
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Re: Liver Biopsy in 5 days-trying not to google
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 09:24:34 AM »
Thanks guys.  It shows I have  come a long way that I went away from google immediately after I posted that and never went back all day  :)

I have lots of good support on the PBC foundation digest and the UK list that helps me too.  I'm still nervous, but I'm trying to look at it the best way I can

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Re: Liver Biopsy in 5 days-trying not to google
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2014, 09:57:38 AM »
Coldhands,

I totally understand but I am very confident that everything will be ok and you will be celebrating very soon! Many PBCers organization members are wishing you well!! You received so many messages and I was happy to see the support pouring.. Please keep us posted and All the best to you!

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Re: Liver Biopsy in 5 days-trying not to google
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2014, 11:35:53 AM »
Only the worst case scenarios are on the internet so with 3 bad ones there are thousands of good ones that are not posted.  Good luck and it will all be over soon with a positive outcome.  Please let us know how it goes.  Thinking of you.
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Re: Liver Biopsy in 5 days-trying not to google
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2014, 05:21:29 PM »
Be proud of yourself from stepping away from google!  The odds are overwhelmingly in your favor for a good outcome.  I hope it goes easily and painlessly for you!
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