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Old 09-13-2005, 03:55 AM   #1
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Question My Father is scheduled for Triple Bypass Surgery on 9/21/05

To all that have communicated with me in the past few months. My father decided to go ahead with his surgery. He is scheduled for Triple Bypass Surgery next Wednesday 9/21/05. He is 71 years old and has Type 2 diabetes.

He is currently taking Comadine, a blood thinner. isn't he suppose to stop taking this before the surgery? If so, when? They have not told him when to stop yet.

Is there anything we should know before or after that will be beneficial?
Has anyone around the same age and condition as my dear father had the same surgery that you know of? If so, what was the outcome.

Also, what is life like after the surgery? Recovery time? Will he ever be able to live a normal life again?

As you can all imagine, I am extremely scared/nervous, etc.. and probably will be until this is over.

Any comments or information will be kindly received.

Thank you in advance.

Eva Marie