This may be a bit better news, but still not great. After getting more blood tests yesterday morning, we learned I am negative for both Hepatitis B and C. We took the results to the doctor so she would have current numbers to work with. She was GREAT! She is a Filipino doctor, here on a two years contract. Unlike the Cambodian doctor, she explained each test in great detail. She also did not waste our time and money on more unnecessary procedures or tests. She ordered a sonogram of my abdomen, focusing especially on my liver and gallbladder. Turns out, from the blood tests for Hepatitis B and C, and from the sonogram results, that I have gallstones. Apparently, one is blocking a main bile duct, which is causing both the liver and gallbladder to be enflamed. She said it will require surgery. She said my liver also has some scarring as well? Not sure from what. I have an appointment to see a surgeon from England, next Tuesday. She said he will advise us which way to go, to solve this. Apparently, there are two methods he can use, and will discuss them with us during the consultation. Associated thread Thanks to all for the thoughts, prayers, and communications.