Hello Judith and welcome. My husband has a MELD now of 16. His was 18 then 13 now 16. Its a very complicated disease as you will see. Read some of the old posts and you will learn a lot. Everyone here is very helpful. I don't think you can put a time on it. When my husband was first diagnosed I thought for sure he was going to die the next week. That was almost a year ago. He has not touch alcohol since but they are making him go to AA also and counseling. I get more out of the counseling then he does. It really helps me to vent. Especially after all the hassle just getting him listed. My husband really has trouble with the AA meetings also. He has a lot of trouble with vomiting and has had to leave the meeting because of it. Just hang in there and learn as much as you can. That has really helped me.
“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."
Hi back Carol,
What is HCC??? I am learning something new everyday it seem's. This forum is so helpful! How is your husband doing? Mine is asleep as usual. He is attending the A.A. meeting's thank goodness although I have to push a little sometime's. Thank you for sharing,
Hi all. I think the donor list is based on the area in which the person had died and recepriant needed. *((xcept for certain BLOOD types. I believe if a gun shot victim who dies in Boston. and his liver type is needed in Los Angles, it will stay in Boston unless it is a very rare situation . I don't really know, I am going on what I have been told. This whole transplant thing has me so worried but it has also made me ask all my friends and family be a part of it.
What I really wanted to say after reading all of your scripts is. "TAKE CARE OF THE CARE GIVER. WITHOUT THEM THE PATIENT WILL NOT GET THE CARE THEY NEED. GIVE MOM. DAD. SIS, BRO, FRIEND ETC. a break. Our loved ones who are sick can be so demanding but lets take care of ourselves first......So we can be there for them.