My mother is 71 and an alcoholic. She is fairly weak and eats little. Last week she fell and broke two fingers. Now the doctors say she needs surgery on the fingers and it is scheduled for this Friday. My parents say its a same-day thing and she will be sent home afterward. I am concerned that she is not up for this due to her weakness and it's probably a risky recovery. Her blood is very thin. Also, I believe she will not stop drinking, up until the surgery and during recovery. My experience so far is that the medical community turns a deaf ear to the alcoholic thing and just brushes it aside. Last year she ended up in the ER and I told them up front she is an alcoholic, and she ended up going into withdrawl there, and it was not pleasant. Anybody have any thoughts on the upcoming surgery? I just spoke with her and I know she is hesitant. She is talking about taking off the bandaging, and cancelling the surgery.