First, let me say that I am blessed with minor symptoms compared to most on this forum. In many cases, their quality of life is awful. I am able to get out on good days and 3 to 4 days each week are good. I have to push myself to exercise and to remain social and get out with friends.
On the good days, I am tired and used to sleep a lot. Now sleep is a problem and my day / night clock is reversed, which is why I am writing this at 4 am. I'll get to sleep around 5 am and get up around 9 or 10 am.
I have Ascites (fluid buildup in the abdominal cavity) so on good days I am slightly nauseous and on bad days I am really uncomfortable and in the bathroom every several minutes. During these bouts, I unable to do anything but stay in bed and visit the bathroom. When the Ascites is raging, I add a couple of inches to my waistline and add between 3 and 7 pounds to my weight.
I have Varices (weakened blood vessels at the beginning and end of the intestinal tract) so I have to limit the size of my meals and eat more frequent, small meals. I eat fish and fowl but stay away from red meat due to the iron, which is hard on the liver.
I have mind fog (increased ammonia level from the liver failing) so I am forgetful, can't focus on things well, and can't complete multi-step tasks, which is not a good thing for a computer network engineer. I'm on disability due to this.
I can't remember much else right now as it is near my bedtime so I'll wish you well and head for bed. We can stay in touch later.
I hope that things get easier for you and that you find the support here that I have.
Be well, John
I have to get up the creek! Now where's that paddle?