Dee, I believe Rick is going through the remainder of his liver transplant evaluation this week. I know his parents are with him.
A men's meeting is a regular AA meeting, but consists only of men. Sometimes men feel safer opening up to a group of men rather than a mixed group. Same-sex groups also tend to be more honest. I hope it is of help to him. Most people have a problem with the spirituality aspect early on. I just used the group as my Higher Power for quite a long time.
Rick, glad to hear it went well!
Hi Connie & Rick, Just wanted to let you know Hubby is still not drinking. Thank God and for your prayers. We had a nice Thanksgiving. How was yours?
I seen my hepatologist and got good news he said I'm stable and that my liver enzymes are just about nomal. As far as my fatigue he said for me to sleep when my body tells me too. He sais it's from the hep c. I have to get my scans and more labs after the holidays and after that a MRI in 6 mo. and then DR. appointment. Prayers appreciated for good results.
How are you both doing?? Hope all is well.
Thoughys and Prayers are with you Always,
DeeDee, that is GREAT news for both of you. He passed that hurtle. I have to tell you I was concerned about him. Now, if he can just make it through the rest of the holidays, maybe we can breathe a little bit easier.
It's true that the hep C causes terrible fatigue. That is why the last 10 yrs. that I worked, I was only able to do so P/T. Now that I'm retired, I usually sleep 12 hours at a time, only interrupted by a couple of bathroom trips. So glad that your labs were good. Mine were also, and my liver enzymes were NORMAL. I couldn't believe it. First time since about '89.
Enjoy the rest of your long weekend!
worried girl, hubby is passed out right now and I just packed a bag ,I decided to leave. I can't go on like this, I tried not to give up on him but living with someone and seeing it everyday has taken it's toll on me. I'm tired of feeling like a yo yo. One min. he loves me and then the next he's calling me horrible names. I have been married to him for 30+ years so it's not an easy decision. I also have alot to lose but I don't care about the material things , all that matters now is my health. I have always taken care of him and my kids and there's nobody to take care of me. I guess it's time for me to take care of myself. My problem is with everything in both our names I don't qualify for assistance with medical,financial nothing.
I would like to talk to you, so I would appreciate the contact info. I just know if I will be on for awhile, It depends where I stay if they have internet.
Wish me luck and pray he really gets his act together. Take care and I hope I get on here soon.
Dee, I wish I could pass on some good advice for you but I dont know what! I remarried after my first husband passed he became a heavy drinker and I finally decided to leave, I didnt have health issues so our situations were different. I left with the clothes I was wearing and my dog. I had to quit my job as I was his boss.... my new job was unloading freight for Walmart big change from CFO of a small trucking company. I had to start from scratch, you need your support system, friends family anyone, if you need financial help get a legal separation it may help to get benefits. Alot of courthouses have an Attorney of the day that is free to help you file paperwork without fees, my email is listed if you wish to use it. Hang in there and take care of YOU..... if you are taking care of you more people will help.
I totally agree with Sue. I have "started over from scratch" many times, but each time I've come further and become stronger. Things don't matter. YOU do!