I have been told that I need to have surgery to have my gallbladder removed. I am 35 and have ET, I take aspirin daily. My platelets tend to be somewhere between 600 and 900. My haematologist has been quite non-committal about the risks involved with having ET and undergoing surgery. He said that there is obviously a higher risk for me and that the bigger risk is bleeding rather than clotting [although clotting is still a risk!] but that it was up to me. I've been advised by my GP that there is no choice about the surgery as I'm risking long term damage if I don't have it done so I'm definitely going to do it. I was just wondering what other people's experiences are about having surgery with ET . I'm yet to have my first appointment with the surgeon but in the meantime I was just interested in what people in similar positions have found.