Hi, Imp, and welcome to the forum. I, too, live in Jacksonville and go to Mayo. They literally saved my life from liver cancer, but I've never been a transplant candidate. I'm really sorry that they turned you down, based on that one doctor's assessment. It's understandable, though, that they don't want to "waste" a liver on someone who might drink again. I'm a sober alcoholic, sober 24 years now, so I hadn't had a drink or unprescribed drug in many, many years when my liver problems started in '05. I hope you can get in at Shands Gainesville. It could be that you have too many other medical problems to be considered a good transplant candidate. Above all, DON'T DRINK! Have you been to AA?
If you have your latest lab results, you can go to this site and calculate your MELD score:
I hope you or your husband will keep us updated on your progress.
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