Thanks for your reply. I am going to Mayo JAX 11/16 and 11/17 for tests, radiology and transjugular biopsy. While I do not have the more serious symptoms associated with cirrhosis, I DO have occasional slight dizziness and a marked increase in pain right in the middle of the chest in my sternum. I know that my liver is enlarged and perhaps this pain is associated with that. I went from being fat my whole life, to metabolic syndrome, to diabetes, to fatty liver, to NASH and now cirrhosis. In addition to the fear, I have a great deal of guilt and self-castigation about my situation. I feel like the guy who smoked 4 packs of cigarettes for 60 years and gets lung cancer. I have a counselor who keeps telling me that I must not look back and must move forward to further diagnosis and treatment. But I cannot seem to stop thinking like this. I basically feel that this is a self-inflicted wound and that nothing can change that fact. I am 70 years old and live alone. So, I have no support at all. And that doesn't help things. I know that there is nothing you can do about what I have said here. But you asked me and I have laid it out here how I am feeling. Thanks.