Thanks Caroliz and Bharat2005,
Caroliz, without getting political, you really should go for as many in depth tests on your baby as possible. The US government dropped so many millioins of gallons of herbicide, it polluted the water table in much of the South ( Vietnam). It's a horror story in many of the orphanages. I lived in the country full time between late 2000 and early 2003. I've seen things that would make any human cry. Congratulations by the way, sorry I didn't say that first. What a wonderful journey you all are on.
I was very much attentive of the goings on with keyhole surgery. I feel very positive about the surgeon who did my bypass and all I can say is he told me that the keyhole is years away from being perfected and that I needed about an 8 inch cut, then the chest openned about enough to get a large hand in there. To give you an example of the difference with say a quadruple bypass like what clinton had, they have to open your chest up all the way as they need to get hands in all around the heart which requires a larger opening. I didn't have to go thru that nearly as much.
The stent scares me more than a bypass although I probably would not have said that months ago. The reason is that apparently the mammary rejects cholestrol and for over 20 years , these things when looked at apparently still look clean. As opposed to stents which don't seem to last as long.
Of course I'm not happy with the scar. If anyone asks I'll tell them I was jumped in an alleyway in Bangkok and boy oh boy you should see the guys who jumped me as I won hahaha.
Seriously though, my wife is all over me on the healthy foods and I only wish I listened years ago when people loved me enough to break my you know whats to quit smoking. I probably would not be posting about an open heart surgery experience.
We'll be travelling back to North Carolina next monday for a week and then September it's back to Vietnam for a couple weeks.