MY DAD IS O.K.!!!!! He's going to have to make some lifestyle adjustments (but frankly, we ALL need to do so...) like diet and exercise, but he's GREAT!
I don't know how you guys handle these situations, but I actually seem to become more calm after the doctor takes over and the procedure begins. I told my mom that it's like I don't have to be in charge any more. Perhaps the lesson in this is that we should be able to turn stuff over to The Big Guy in the same way that I turn it over to the doctors. That's what he wants us to do... why am I so convinced that I have more control than he does?