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    Default my dad is having surgery tomorrow

    so my folks flew back to the east coast last week to visit my sis n brother in law. more noteably, they went back to see if my dad could have this surgery done

    my dad's phrenic nerve doesn't work and no one knows why. so because it doesn't work, he cannot breathe when he lays down or bends over to pick something up, so he sleeps with a bi pap machine. he's been like this for about 10 years or so. he's been to ucla medical center, mayo clinic, sent records to yale hospital where we grew up...etc. he underwent a bunch of tests and they are gonna put 2 phrenic pacemakers in...and take a nerve from his leg and replace his phrenic nerve with it

    hopefully it allows him to breathe better and o the things he wants. his body has been through the mill over the years. 4 years in the marine corps and over 25 plus years as a firefighter taking big fells, etc...fights back in his heyday...etc.

    it's weird to see my dad go through this..he was a fuckin bull when he was younger...and even at 69 i still wouldn't piss him off

    he's my dad, but he's also my best buddy...and...he's my best man at my wedding this december....so i solicit your prayers that this surgery works well

    thanks
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    Got you on this end too, buddy! Dad's can't be replaced.
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    I hope your dad's surgery is a success and has a quick recovery.
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    hope all goes well for your dad, J

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    Wishing your dad all the best.

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    All the best to your Dad. I hope everything goes well.
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    I'll pray that your Dad's surgery goes well too JMJ. He sounds like a cool Dad.
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    Wish him the best of luck!

    Just said a prayer for him.
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    Best of luck to your dad, JMJ
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    Best wishes to your Dad mate. Hope it all goes well.
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    One of my sons had a paralyzed phrenic nerve resulting from premature birth complications. He's 25 now and fine. Thinking of your dad JMJ.
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