“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference."
Therese I thought it was difficult for my husband to get listed. But I do think your story tops everything. He did go through the same thing with AA. We were not told he needed to go to AA until 7 months after he had been diagnosed with ESLD. He had not been drinking at all but they are still making him go to AA and also see a counselor every week. Their explanation for that was so he could get some insight in to his disease!. All he has to do is look in the mirror and he gets a Whole lot of insight. What we finally did was everything they asked. They do hold your husbands life in their had so I know its hard but just go. I have heard that just showing that you are willing to try is a big deal. Just hang in there. I do know that the surgeon at Vanderbilt told us they do most of their transplants with a MELD of 25. I talked to a nurse today and she said Kentucky does most of their transplants with a MELD of 15. I do not understand how that can be done so I just read everything I can get my hands on to become educated. Sometime I get so tired I just want to quit. But I recharge like Pink Grandma says and keep going. You can do it. I know you can. This is an a great Forum so hang in there and please don't give up.