the odds are getting better

We’ve just had what should be the penultimate discussion with my Dad’s surgeon before the actual operation. The odds have improved substantially, we think.

These are the pessimistic figures:
Risk of death 10%
Stroke and/or paralysis 20%
Total kidney failure 50%

Though these are in no way good odds, they’re acceptable to my dad. Got one more meeting with another surgeon on the 28th, and then it’s on to the big day.

There’s a high chance he’ll be going under the knife on April 17th, which also happens to be the exact 9th year anniversary of his last operation. The doctor thought it’d be auspicious. We certainly hope so too.


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