ESLD66, welcome to the forum. I'm sure you will get some great responses. There is going to be MUCH testing in your husband's future, that you can count on.
Since I haven't needed a transplant (YET!), I will leave that for others to answer. It does seem that your husband finally understands how ill he is. The fact that he stopped drinking is HUGE.
Post Edited (Pink Grandma) : 11/8/2008 4:07:25 PM (GMT-7)
Post Edited (Butterflythree) : 11/10/2008 6:34:50 PM (GMT-7)
ESLD, as a sober member of AA for 22 years, I can tell you that I have seen people sleep in the meetings. More often, I've seen people court-ordered there who are resistent to any of the suggested 12 steps, and are just "putting in time" until they can fulfill the requirement. The chairperson will sign a paper for your hubby, stating that he was there each time he goes. You need to find out if there is a required number of meetings per week that your husband has to attend during those 6 mos. Small towns sometimes only have them once a week, while cities like I live in have meetings all over town every day and evening. Also see if they will provide you with a "sign in" paper for the meetings. BTW, the chairperson won't sign it until after the meeting is over. Hopefully, with continued medical treatment, your hubby will open up his eyes and ears to what is going on, even if he doesn't actively participate in discussions.
Your anger and resentment are normal. Perhaps there is an Al-Anon meeting nearby that you could attend yourself to help you with these feelings.