I didn't drink until the last 8 months (diagnosed with liver mets in 2004) but they were so extensive and I just didn't feel like drinking and knew, at that time, that I'd feel yuk.
My LFTs are okayish now - still above the normal range but have gone down considerably since 2006 but I don't want to put extra strain on my liver and I suppose because it now doesn't bother me whether I drink or not, it's not been that much of a problem. And I used to love drinking when we went out!! I'm right there with you Allie and can relate to not feeling well the next day!
My oncologist actually recommended a few drinks as a way to boost my appetite even though my liver function is slightly reduced.
I have been told by several medical people that even a heavily diseased liver can function fully - in fact, when they do liver transplants nowadays one liver is split between two patients - so I would double-check with your doctor/nurse and then just enjoy without guilt. Goodness knows we have little enough pleasure as it is!
I think that as long as your liver function tests are OK, there is not really a problem with drinking wine. I used to drink lots of it (love it) but now have a couple of glasses only and restrict myself to the weekends.
I'm like Pinkdove I have my wine with soda now as otherwise get very tipsy quickly and not very well next day! I also try to stick to weekends only.
I didn't drink when I felt poorly which was about 6 weeks, I think your body will tell you when you feel up to it.
I have an appointment on 1st Feb at 1.45 with the liver specialist in Guildford (Kays one), so hopefully will find out one way or the other as to whether operable. If not, might find out about ablation to. Bit scared though, cos terrified says it is operable then gotta go through that, and terrified he says not operable and puts an end to it!!! Like catch22 really.
Anyway, hope you are OK.
I drink the occasional glass of wine (white) but find that I've got to dilute it with soda water. My liver mets have been extensive and I used to have pain after drinking a glass of wine (plus coffee!) but since my liver has improved as I'm back on chemo I can tolerate it now but, as Dawn says, a couple of glasses won't hurt us.
I have been told it is OK to have some wine, obviously no go out on a bender, but a couple of glasses dont hurt and had a bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose on New Years Eve. I have a couple of glasses a week, after abstaining from July til Dec. I try to wait for Saturday nights, but now and again have one mid week.
Go for it and enjoy .... might as well enjoy some things.
has anyone been told about drinking with liver mets ? i like to have wine sometimes , just wondered what you have been told?
love Tracy xx