My friend (see the post “Won’t back down”) has arrived at the Mayo Clinic and her surgery is scheduled for November 18.
I’m sure she and her husband have had THE TALK.
Anytime you face any type of surgery you need to have The Talk. This is supposed to be pretty routine, the proverbial Walk in the Park, but there is always a chance that something just might not work out.
If you read Adventures of a Funky Heart! with any regularity, you know that I am very optimistic. My glass is usually half full. But still – this is heart surgery we’re talking about, and things could happen.
So every now and again – before a major procedure is a good time – you need to think about “What if…?” and make some decisions about should happen if the worst were to occur. No, you are not being fatalistic and you don’t have a bad attitude. You’re facing reality.
A smart patient will consider every outcome – good or bad – and plan for it.
With best wishes to my friend, and to you and yours;