Hello everyone, I have a question. From what I have been reading throughout several months on this forum, is that in order for someone who has cirrhosis as a result of alcoholism, AA meeting attendance is required to be placed on the liver transplant list. How often must one attend these meetings? Once a week, daily, monthly? Is AA meeting attendance also required after liver transplantation if one is lucky enough to get one?
My husband has been told that he may or may not need a liver transplant because he is doing well. He is doing well from his liver functions and has had no recent varice bleeding in about 4 months. Robert has not had a drink in 8 months and has no desire to attend AA meetings. He says he doesn't need to attend and is doing fine. That very well may be how he feels, but I do keep telling him that if the time comes that he needs to have a transplant, he will need to attend them. His GI doctor and primary care doctor have mentioned this to him as well. Does anyone have any ideas on how I could possibly change his mind or even why he doesn't feel that he needs to attend the meetings. He has attended two this whole time and has no comment on them, so I don't even know what he thinks. I know that in the beginning of his illness, his GI doc did say that he would be the one who has to make committments to attend the meetings. So I don't know what my husband could possibly be thinking that he would not want to attend these, especially if his health is in jeopardy. I have even offered to attend with him. Your thoughts please?
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*Shel in New Mexico, USA*