A desperate mother has been told she has a 40 percent chance of dying in a rare life-saving seven-organ transplant.
Michelle Oddy, 43, who suffers from Crohn's disease, will undergo a 20-hour operation to replace the colon, large intestine, large and small intestine, liver, pancreas, and half of her stomach.
But Michelle from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, said she is ready to take the risk because her body has had enough to exhaust hospital visits monthly.
Michelle, who has a 14-year-old daughter, Keira, said, "It sounds sick, but it's only a matter of time before I die."
She added, "There is a great chance that I will not wake up from the transplant at all. It sounds really scary and people ask why I do that, but I have no life. "
It is considered the most difficult and difficult transplant operation in the world, and only one UK hospital has the required expertise.
Only four of these types of operations are performed each year, and during Michelle's surgery, three shift changes are made.
The mother said she worries about the effects of her poor health on her family after she died almost twice.
Although she was engaged to her now wife Laura for years, the couple never had the money for a ceremony.
However, after she was last revived in the hospital, the couple decided to marry five weeks later.
She said, "I'm sick of it now, I end up with sepsis in the hospital every month, and it gets worse every time.
"It took over my life.
"It's my family that I feel." It's about 20 hours for my wife to go through the corridors without knowing if I'll wake up. "
Michelle said that her health has deteriorated severely since she was diagnosed with Crohn's at the age of 14 and can now only consume fluids.
She sees the operation as her only chance of recovery and is now at the top of the organ donation list. She carries a buzzer with her at all times, alerting her as soon as the donor is available.
All organs come from the same person and hope that the operation will be completed next month.
She will then be hospitalized for 10 months and 14 months at home.
Michelle said she gets her positive attitude and strength from her family, which she calls "fantastic" if she supports her.
She said, "Recovery after two years sounds awful, but my health is so bad … Some mornings I can not stand up because of the pain.
"The decision to make an operation was difficult, but I'm desperate."
She said that Laura was going to be a relative in hospital overnight.
"She hates to see me in pain, and she has seen that I feel increasingly uncomfortable, but she is petrified.
"Surgery will change everything."
The mother plans to return to her hairdressing career two years after her recovery.