I've got Non Alcohol based liver disease, and my hips are gone due to arthritis. At last the orthopedic surgeon has agreed to operate. The anesthetist said though that I've low platelet count and could bleed to death, during the operation. My sleep apenea and problems with spine might make pain relieve and breathing very difficult. That my liver could peg out during the operation, and my kidney's go into revolt. I asked if if that was the worst that could happen. 'Well you could die,' she said.
For the operation to have any chance I'd need to have platelets pumped in before the operation. My pain killing would need sorting, as would my breathing, and I'd spend a longish while in ICU recovering.
These days my walking limit is about 20 metres and I need a rest and the pain is sometimes horrendous. Both me and the anesthetist are looking into ways forward.
Anyone else been here?