This may sound weird – and it has been said, on more than one occasion that I am weird, but I would strongly recommend that you read Wikipedia on the subject of CABG.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronary_artery_bypass_surgery
And whilst you’re at it read around the subject by following the many links that explain some of the more technical terminology (if for no other reason than it is a great demonstration of the informational potential of HTML).
Whilst the articles are perforce a bit ‘dry’ they are constantly being updated by a cohort of clearly knowledgeable and altruistically motivated individuals – and are thus worthy of frequent revisit.
Importantly they don’t shy away from discussion of cost, value, problems, success rates and yes, the ultimate outcome – death.
The inevitability of death is no reason to avoid life-extending surgery. Take it from me, it is better to be alive facing the uncertainty of my death’s timing, than to being oblivious to it having happened. Remember, you don’t have to worry about it. Life is for living not for worrying about when it might end.
Whilst post-operative life can, at times, be a bit challenging – that’s what life is, from birth. It is the challenges that make life ‘interesting’. And it is our ability to deal with such challenges as life may present, that is the ultimate measure of our success as human beings. Is it not?
Following that then, logically, having more lifetime means having more challenges and hence being more human.
Works for me.