My Sister needs a triple bypass

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Registered: 03-21-2004
My Sister needs a triple bypass
Sun, 03-21-2004 - 3:35pm
A couple of days ago, I learned my sister needs a triple bypass operation on her heart, or more. I am not sure what that all entails. I am scared, but didn't want to ask her what is going on. I didn't want to worry her even more, my sis is in her 50's. She's a smoker, but other than that, she seemed healthy, and now this. I have wanted her to quit for years, but she wouldn't. It really is a big shock to me that she is this sick. She has her operation tomorrow. I just need to know something about it, maybe it will scare me more, but I think it's better to know. Please say a prayer for my Sis tomorrow. Thanks
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Registered: 10-16-2003
Mon, 03-29-2004 - 8:50am
Hi nitegirl -

My prayers are with you and your sis. My husband was also a heavy smoker and he was only 45 when he had his heart attack. He didn't have to have surgery - just angioplasty - so I'm afraid I can't help you on the technical end of this.

Best of luck as you go through all this ...