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Hi @jeanne5009. I did not sleep well prior to transplant. And I remember being unable to get comfortable due to ascites and later edema. I had to prop up with pillows because I was too uncomfortable lying down. I only spent a short period of time in the bed at night, and spent most of my time on the couch. I was also bothered with fatigue.
I didn't take anything for it to protect my liver.
After I experienced acute kidney failure and was flown to Mayo, I was on dialysis. The dialysis along with paracenthesis proedures eased some of the ascites and edema, so I was able to experience some relief to lie in bed (still propped up) for a longer time night and day. I do remember that I could get out of bed and I paced the floor of our bedroom at GOL to pass the time and to relieve the abdominal discomfort.
I am sorry to add that this is probably not the information that you hoped for. I know how time can seem to move in slow motion while waiting. I send my hopes and prayers for some relief.