My name is Melissa. I'm a 48 yr old housewife with 5 children, 7 grandchildren, and a loving husband of 27 yrs. I was diagnosed with cirrhosis in June of 2016 after having my gallbladder removed. The surgeon got a glimpse of my liver during surgery and that's where it all began. They gave me 1-3 yrs to live because of how severe the damage was. The first year was horrible with the hospital stays and all the tests. It seems that everything was falling apart at once. My sister in law is a prayer warrier and got busy praying for me. God does answer prayers and I do believe he is answering some of mine. My liver is still only functioning at 4-7% but I am feeling better and better. I'm just looking for people that are going thru some of the same things as me. My MELD score is not high enough to get on a transplant list which is crazy. They want you to be half dead to consider you for the list. I guess I'm just waiting around for a healing or for another disease to come along.