I don't know what to say, words don't count for much in this situation. I can offer this, I'm not sure if it's the same thing or not, but my son-in-law has a seriously deteriorated liver, and was retaining fluid in huge amounts, having to have it drained through some sort of procedure. Day before yesterday he had an operation to install a shunt and came through it very well. It's too early to tell what the effects of the procedure will be, but the doctors are very optimistic about things being much better for him.And that I wouldn't be posting about my health anymore. Alas, this might be the last time. I've been dealing with cancer for about 9 years, but because of regular surgical procedures (12 now) I keep coming back. In two weeks I have another one - I have to have a cancer-ridden kidney removed. After that I have to have a procedure to install a shunt in my spine to take pressure off my brain from non-draining cerebral-spinal fluid. So I might not be back after all. Thanks to everyone for all their kindness and to the website for all the information I've been able to gain over the years.
My best wishes for you during and after your procedures, I hope somehow you can be healed, and have a better life.