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I was diagnosed with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in summer of 2011. Initially, doctors monitored through routine bloodwork and other tests. Beginning early 2016, I noticed becoming more fatigued as I tried to accomplish routine daily tasks and try to work part time. May 31, 2016 I had an episode which included an ambulance ride to the hospital and doctors quickly took care of several esophageal varices. This was a result of the NASH. A few days later I had what is called aTransjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS ) procedure. Since that time I have been in the ER twice and one more extended hospital stay.
Following the last hospital stay I began seeing a new doctor at IU Health to begin the evaluation for liver transplant.