Hi all, I was diagnosed in Oct last year (2016) with decompensated Cirrhosis alcoholic liver disease with Hepatic Portal Vein Hypertension, and Grade 1 (low level) Varices. As soon as I was told how ill I was I did not drink alcohol any more, nor did I crave or miss it. My life is better without a fuddled head! I went on to experience some nasty effects mainly due to Ascites, including admission to hospital with acute pain due to weight gained in fluid with resultant severe squashing of my organs, constipation and also Spontaeneous Perintontis. My Liver function and allied tests have steadily improved and meds seem to take away Ascites and Odema which had made me bed bound for months with pain and inability to manage my daily life and body. I now feel a lot better apart from tackling bouts of fatigue and sleeplessness, some possible IBS type pain in lower ribs at times, but have been assessed as fit for transplant. I want to get better and not have to have a transplant, also feeling there are much people who need one more than I. Is there anyone out there who has avoided transplant after medics recommended one as likely? Any advice or tips on how to get better would be appreciated. I am due to see a Consultant tomorrow regarding whether I will be listed for transplant and so am anxious to hear some encouraging advice/outcomes from people in a similar position. Thanks.