So good to hear that you are attending meetings and no alcohol.
Dougie thankfully did not have HE. Or the other issues you mentioned. What he did have: frequent bloody noses thst took a very very long time to stop, jaundice-yellow eyes and very yellow skin, sleep disturbances-he would get up in the middle of the night (and drink) and he could not fall back asleep, extreme fatigue at unusual times that were for no apparent reason-for example we were at s Labor Day cookout and he had to take a nap RIGHT NOW, he just couldn't take another step, the worst symptom that he had was daily unrelenting gagging. It was AWFUL. We also later learned after his first endoscopy that he had varices (vericose veins in the esophagus) weird veins in his stomach and portal hypertension.
The great thing is that once he stopped drinking the gagging stopped within a few days and he has never had a bloody nose since! The jaundice took over a year to calm down. His GI doc said that the high bilirubin is the labs that take the longest (if ever) to get back to normal. It got close to normal after about 18 months and about 4 years to get into high normal range.
It has been two years now that Dougie has been in s good recovery. He had been struggling prior to that for about a year. I pray daily that he chooses to take care of his health and to realize that it's a true gift.
Mark, I will pray for you too. I pray every day for the people and friends on this forum. HW and this forum were essential to me...support, education, etc. I hope tha you will come back, post often, ask questions. Everyone here is kind and knowledgable.