My dad had IAAA repair last November, now needs triple bypass:( Scared
Scared daughter here and new to this community. Last fall my dad had inflammatory aortic aneurysm repair surgery, a 10 hour procedure and now a year later needs a triple bypass which he will have in 10 days. I’m so sad and scared for him, recovery was rough th first few days and I know he is really dreading that again. The waiting was excruciating last year, and selfishly I am dreading that too. We are told his surgery is a little more complex than most because of so many calcified arteries and also because of his operation last year. He said his risk of stroke or heart attack is a bit higher during or after surgery- aboit 10%, and risk of anything else happening about 5%. I know those are still relatively low but he’s 72 and you just never know. He is a worrier even though he won’t admit it and I just want him to be okay so he can enjoy the retirement he worked so hard for and not to be in constant pain. I know we are at the best place possible but things can happen. I was never super close with my dad until the last 5-10 years, as I have grown into an adult myself.