here's the beauty of dad's and brother's story: both died literally instantly. they were both with friends. they closed their eyes and were gone, no struggling, no pain, no horrible moments, just went to sleep quite peacefully, instantly. thank you for your thoughts. i just lost my brother 2.5 years ago, but my dad 22 years ago. i miss him as much today as then, i try to explain to darren: the grieving is certainly lessened, but i still miss him. i think it's hard for others to understand, 'til they've lost someone.
i know stents are starting to replace bypass in many cases. i think this is a GOOD thing, so much less invasive. i would sure vote for it any time over having the ole sternum cracked. ugh.
Libby Gilmore, "The glass is half full"!