End stage liver disease

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Date Joined Aug 2009
Total Posts : 148
   Posted 9/4/2009 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Worried girl,thanks for the reply. I have hep c, esld,chirrosis,varicies,gallstones,swelling. I'm on the transplant list. How I got hep c is a mystery,although i'm a health care worker,I did get stuck by a needle back in the 80's and I did take care of someone who had hep c ,I didnt know they had it at the time I found out in 2006 they had it. So I guess it could of been any time from the 80's on. I was told It could have been from a dentist ,surgery, or my work place. I guess I will never know.

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 1130
   Posted 9/4/2009 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
i am so sorry you are having to deal with this. i am sorry for your husband to. has he been an alcoholic long? i know this was the last post but i feel compelled to help you with your hubby situation or at least offer support. i do have to say i know what your going through as i have gone through that all my life with my mom.

i am sorry but with all your stress you dont need the added stress that your hubby is putting on you. you should sit hubby down and give him two options, the alcohol or you. if he chooses you then tell him he will have to attend AA meetings at least twice a week and a marriage counselor with you. if he gives up on them and picks up a drink then you are gone.

as a kid of a alcoholic i know that your kids are probably as upset about the alcoholism as you are. i grew up with feelings of low self worth, hatred towards the parent that is alcoholic, feelings like the alcohol is more important than me which fed my feelings of low self worth, and just a overall feeling of wanting to get the heck out of town and away from my mom.

please if you need someone to talk to leave me a message and i will get back with you and help you and i hope i havent overstepped but i feel compelled to you for some reason as if maybe i am being led to you cause someone feels you need an ear.

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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 9/5/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
As a 23-year sober member of AA, I can tell you that AA recommends that an alcoholic put in the same amount of time with meetings as they did drinking; i.e., if he drank/drinks every day, he should attend a meeting every day.  I know I attended 5 a week for the first 5 yrs., and 3 a week for years after that.  Some smaller towns only have one or two meetings a week, so it may necessitate traveling to a larger town or another small one nearby.  If nothing else, one can read the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, talk to a sponsor, read the meditations in 24-Hours A Day, and study the 12 steps and traditions in-depth in the book, 12 Steps and 12 Traditions.  It truly has to become integrated into every hour of your life to have any success.  There are many AA approved books that will educate and help the alcoholic, available through Hazelden.  I also like Melody Beattie's Co-Dependency books and her meditation books.

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