A Recent Email from the MAN himself…
Hello to all of my friends and fans,
The very first thing I would like to clear up is the fact that I DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A LIVER TRANSPLANT. Only a very few of you know exactly what happened to me and the reasons why. I would like to explain my illness which became complex to the rest of you. It started when I found our about two years ago that I was a carrier of Hepatitis B. From there I did not realize the seriousness of it. Sometime in February and March I began to start having dizzy spells. Not serious, but enough to get my attention. In March I had to go to the hospital to have a blood transfusion which eliminated the dizziness for a few weeks. Unfortunately in April the dizziness came back and my blood work indicated that I was having a problem with my Hep. B. As a result of that, the Hep. B started attacking my liver. My liver stopped producing the proper blood needed to control the bleeding in my colon (Ulcerative Colitis) which I had been treated for, for the past 25 years. Now, the doctors were confronted with three problems to get in control with the proper meds. This kept me in the hospital for eight days of tests, blood transfusions, meds and other treatment. Upon my release from the hospital I was put on treatment of meds for my Ulcerative Colitis which consists of steroids. While on the steroids I became disoriented that caused major problems. This landed me in the hospital for a third time. I had to go through a few more tests and was given more meds to help me get my head right. As a result of being on steroids I have gained weight and will be on them until the 1st of July. I am still on all of the other meds to keep my Hep B, Liver, Blood Pressure, Ulcerative Colitis, Disorient meds and whatever else under control. I have lots of swelling in my legs, ankles and feet if I am on them too much, but hopefully that will be over once I’m off the steroids. I do have a complex illness, but as the doctors say, it can be managed, but not cured. I hope you were able to follow what I’ve told you about it all. Being here at home and not being able to get out or exercise enough has made me weak. So, I am trying to exercise a little at a time to get stronger.
I want to thank all of you for you immediate support of prayers, cards, e-mails, and concerns. It has kept my spirits up knowing that all of you care about me as you do. God is good and so are you.
I love you all, Billy Scott