Hello everyone. I went to see my surgeon yesterday and my surgery to remove my thyroid is scheduled for June 11. The surgeon said she needed to clear my surgery with my gastroenterologist and my gp due to the PBC and the anesthesia and possible bleeding risk. She doesn't know that much about my status, so she is wanting to consult with them. I was at stage 2 after biopsy last year, and as far as I know my clotting function, albumin and bilirubin are all within normal ranges, so the bleeding should be relatively normal. But I am more concerned about something she said about the anesthesia and what it will do going through my liver. as you know, most anesthesias are broken down in the liver and I know I have a delayed processing of medicines already. I don't want to wake up during the surgery because they use so little or not wake up because they use too much. I wasn't really super scared about this surgery, but now I am. People tell me that thyroid removal surgery is not as bad of a surgery as some, but all of them have normal livers. Has anyone had this surgery or any surgery with general anesthesia with their PBC? I need some reassurance.
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