Alive in me

I have so much energy, I feel like I am back in the world after a long absence After being diagnosed with hepatitis autoimmune disease in my matric year, at age 18, felt tired all the time and constantly cold. “I couldn’t go out or work, I had jaundice and blood clots were visible through the skin on my neck In autoimmune hepatitis, the liver becomes inflamed as a result of an attack by the immune system. Although the exact cause of the illness isn’t known, some other diseases, toxins and drugs may trigger it in susceptible people, especially women. Untreated it can lead to scarring of the liver (cirrhosis) and eventually liver failure. i was treated with medicine for two years, but couldn’t continue due to financial problems.I thought things were under control, but I realised later that although the symptoms were ‘in hiding’ the condition of my liver was worsening. My situation became critical in April 2013.I was in and out of hospital and I was told my only chance was a new liver. But I was aware that many people die waiting for organs. today i am all good thanks to the person whom i may never get to meet but who still lives in me. i would like to get involved in campaigns where people are made aware of the liver diseases.
madimo, johannesburg