Boy does the fluid sound familiar. And its OK to ramble. Sure is nice to know that we all have company! When my fluid was really bad the Doc gave me some very powerful stuff usually reserved for those going into heart failure. A combination of two items which I know are a no-no to mention on the BB. Now it is still a pain but I’m told it is just cosmetic! And yes indeed, I know those 30 extra pounds well!
Here is an idea. When the fluid gets real bad try the super-strong support hose. (The doctor recommended it and it does work.) They will literally squeeze the fluid out. And watch your sodium intake! Try to exercise. Yeah, I hate GD too.