Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Thankfulness for Medical Technology

On Oct. 4, my brother who is age 68 underwent multiple bypass heart surgery in a hospital in Christ Church, New Zealand.  It was successful and he is now recovering in the cardiac unit anticipating to return home next weekend.  He had five bypasses performed during this surgery.  It was his first heart procedure.    Angina pain alerted him to the problem and he promptly sought medical help for it.  To me this is a tremendous miracle of modern medical technology.   I am so thankful for the ability we have to extend life  and improve its quality through medical advances that have been made in recent years.

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