I have had frank conversations with my liver doctor and I continue to be hopeful. I do service work for AA, giving rides, and meeting with those who request it. I take my meds and have blood work done monthly. I also do a weekly urinalysis for drugs and alcohol. Patients who test positive are often dropped from the transplant list, per most insurance companies. I am in the best shape of my life, ironically since I almost drank myself to death. I know that at some point, my health may decline to the point where I need a transplant. Until than, I will continue to live a productive, healthy life, and will deal with symptoms as they appear. Ideally I would love my liver to heal itself so that I do not need any further intervention. My doctor has made it clear that my liver is not viable and at some point it will need to be replaced. I will deal with that if / when that point arrives. As all patients, I do live with that anxiety over when that point arrives. Thank you for your response.