Hello all. I was diagnosed about a year ago with NASH/cirrhosis and in January with a small primary HCC. I have no symptoms. The liver problems first showed in liver function tests associated to type 2 diabetes.
Resection is not possible as I have portal hypertension. I have had a successful TACE. In assessment prior to listing for transplant, an angiogram has shown I have stenosis in two of my coronary arteries. Again, I have no symptoms but need a bypass because of the strain the heart is put under during transplant.
Amid much talk of "it's a good job we've found these things so early" (I'm 58) I find I have no symptoms, feel well and I'm facing two serious operations. It all seems to take a long time and is becoming very stressful.
The question now Is whether they do the bypass first and the transplant when I recover or do them both on the same day. I'm waiting to be seen by the cardio surgeons.
Have any of you had experience of this scenario? Any thoughts would be most appreciated. Best regards.