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Old 11-19-2004, 12:10 AM   #1
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Preparing for surgery. What do we need?

Hey, my 80 year old dad is having open surgery to repair an aneurism in his aorta just below the kidney. I imagine it will be a sizeable incision. He's had two previous heart surgeries years ago.

I had back surgery this summer and am aware of some things that a person needs after surgery to make life easier such as a grabber, a raised toilet seat, shower chair, soap on a rope, slip on shoes, loose clothes that don't bind at all... What am I missing? We need to get him set up.

My brother bought him a memory foam mattress which helps, and put his phone right next to his chair and got him a new larger tv and he has full cable. My brother will be staying with him to care for him afterwards.


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Old 11-20-2004, 07:58 AM   #2
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Re: Preparing for surgery. What do we need?

It sounds to me like you've got everything covered. At first I thought you were asking about an open heart surgery and I was going to suggest a recliner because it's difficult to sleep lying down after open heart, but since that's not what he's facing I couldn't think of one other thing that you've not already mentioned. Hope all goes well for him.

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