Mark and I, are having the same problems. Alot of this can be the medication they take. Cirrhosis also has these effects. We just settle for cuddling, our love is still strong. The doctors have told us, that after the liver transplant it will come back. We just take one day at a time.
I'm frightened and my boyfriend Steve has cirrhosis of the liver and is in the end stage. We have been going through the intimacy issue now for a little over a year since he was first diagnosed. Our problem however just suddenly stopped, there was nothing. We've sort of just adjusted to the problem now and just do more holding each other and spend more time together. His condition has been so up and down within this past year it is like a wild rollercoaster ride. I know it can really be frustrating for you but it is just as frustrating for your husband. Steve tried to explain to me how he feels about it and I have expressed my feelings to him. In that aspect I feel that we have grown closer because before we never thought we would be in this situation. Steve's doctor said after the transplant he will be as good as new. It is just so hard in between time. The only advise I can give is maybe talk to each other on how you feel about the situation so each of you can understand were the other is coming from. It has worked for Steve and I. I know it is really hard, especially with all the other issues that arise with their condition. Just take a deep breath, relax and take it one day at a time. It usually helps me to do that anyway. Hope I was of some help.
you are more than welcome. Believe me I know how frustrating it is. Steve is 11 years older than me so there are times that it really bothers me. I just try and think of something else, take a very deep breath, relax and go on to another day. Then there are days that it doesn't bother me. It was really hard at first, especially when it just suddenly came to a halt, but after a little time goes by it does get a little easier to deal with as with anything though there are tough days.
Sorry about your dog; I know how difficult it is to lose a dear companion.
A CT scan will show if you have Cirhhosis or not; they can see the wings on the liver. Gene's Doctor made the initial diagnosis when his symptoms did not go away completely after 3 months of doing everything right. The ascites and edema continued and biliruben remained quite elevated. YOur liver problems are different than my hubby's so the diagnosis of Cirrhosis might be different.
I don't think pain alone would determine Cirrhosis; I'm sure your doctor could clarify things for you. It's not necessary to do a biopsy to rule out cirrhosis.
Hope this information has been helpful and that you have a great weekend.