Posted 11/29/2007 9:47 PM (GMT -7)
I nearly died after a bowel resection two years ago. My first two resections went well, but the last had complications (specifically, pneumonia). It was touch-and-go for awhile.
So yes, surgery can be dangerous, though I'm still glad I did it as I was quite ill before and have improved much since.
I don't worry much about dying, and most of you shouldn't either. But I do keep my will up-to-date. Life goes on...until it doesn't.