My husband had a liver transplant in 2005. He had HCV. Transplant went well. Of course the HC came back and he did 84 weeks(!) of Interferon/Ribavirin. He would have done longer, but his dr stopped it. Of course he immediately relapsed. He has never really recoeverd from the horrible s/e of that. He did clear the HCV with Harvoni 2 years ago. So, now he's healthy, the liver is healthy, and all he wants to do is sleep. He does still work FT, and acts very engaged and interested in work. He also travels extensively for work, and can stay awake for long periods if WORK requires it.
Once he is home, he is in bed, sleeping. I have literally seen him sleep for over 100 hours, getting up only to chow down a quick meal or go to the bathroom. Back to bed. I mean, he sleeps anywhere we go, church, movies, visiting people. (Which we barely do, b/c it's horrifically embarrassing for him to lie down on someone's living room floor and go to sleep.)
He is severely depressed. This he has just barely begun to address (and only b/c I told him I would separate from him if he didn't get help).
WHY can he work with such enthusiasm, yet come home and literally become a piece of furniture? He can also do "fun things" of his choosing. He does not help around the house, he doesn't have ANY interests beyond his job and sleep. BECAUSE he can still perform at the top of his game professionally, I cannot believe that this is simple depression. It's as if he is choosing to be this way--If I hear the phrase 'I am so very, very sick' from him one more time I will punch him. He's healthier (on paper) than he has been for years--but still plays the sick victim, I did stop taking any food to him in bed. Said it was enabling this behavior and he's pouting over that--but I jus don't care. I have been here through thick and thin for 41 years and the thought of him retiring and just sleeping (which he has stated is all he wants to do) is unacceptable. I am at a loss.