Hi all - think my question to you is quite straightforward? Anyway here goes.
I badly need a hip replacement and was recently advised by a private hospital (which carries out certain NHS operations) that they cannot perform the op because of my cirrhosis. They are therefore referring me back to the NHS hospital. I quite understand the reasoning behind their refusal to operate, given that they don't have the same resources directly on hand as the NHS has in the event of an emergency.
Now I'm fretting a bit about a possible emergency - What sort of emergency might occur? I do have a low platelet count, for example, so could experience excessive bleeding.
I'd be so grateful to hear from anyone with cirrhosis who has had surgery unconnected with, but complicated by, their condition. If I'm being a pathetic whimp please say so!