Hi new here and to internet. Heavy drinker 35yrs, Feb16 admitted with severe COPD exac. ,hyponatraemia,peripheral oedema,cellulitis,UTI etc. After numerous tests and a couple of ascites drains discharged April /May in a chair with the words " untreatable,incurable and inoperable ". A nurse later told me the itching and delirium /confusion due to my "liver not working. " In July told I had decompensated Cirrhosis but still nobody told me what was happening, or what to expect. Next app. told bloods ok and liver compensating despite ascites,weight loss (again) and pain. I asked about tx but told too poorly. Basically I just want to know prognosis and outlook as I'm v.confused. I stopped drinking in Feb and I'm greatly improved. I read here regularly and find it v.helpful. All replies to this will be gratefully received . Good luck to all.