Last month, I reported the events leading up to having coronary artery bypass surgery for treatment of newly discovered coronary artery disease. Also mentioned was the sudden role reversal of a 40-year care giver to a care receiver. There were lessons in this unwanted new experience.
As uneventful as the diagnosis, surgery and early convalescence . . . → Read More: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: All’s Well That Ends Well (Part 2)
Please excuse the personal nature of this month’s column, but there are lessons here that extend beyond the writer. After all, coronary artery atherosclerosis is a very common problem, especially as men and women age.
I spent my entire professional life as a cardiac anesthesiologist–a medical specialist whose primary work is to anesthetize patients who require . . . → Read More: Role Reversal: Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (Part One)