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I was diagnosed with cirrhosis at 26, back in 1996 and it's been 22 years of worrying about dying. However, I went back to school and got my bachelor's degree and now I've been accepted into nursing school.
Life DOES go on after a diagnosis.
My concern is that a have a low white blood count (2.6) that my Dr attributes to thrombocytopenia/portal hypertension.
I mentioned to him that I wanted to go to school and he said it shouldn't br a problem but I've been reading medical journals where they say your immune response is weaked by cirrhosis.
Is anyone here working in the medical field with cirrhosis? Has anyone had immune system issues because of cirrhosis? Please let me know. I have a week to make up my mind about school. I would hate to throw 22 years of life away because I wanted to go to nursing school.
Thank you and be well.
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