An 87-year-old relative enjoyed the holidays, rejuvenated after a heart procedure. A 90-year-old relative made plane reservations to San Diego, had gastric surgery, didn't make it.
Medical judgment, personal choice, health care economics, faith, hope, ethics, co-morbidities, quality of life. Lots of issues on the table as lots of us hurtle -- if we're lucky/blessed -- toward older age.
When is too old for surgery? My family, my older in-laws, considered that in recent months. So did Sacramento Bee reporter Sam McManis in a recent story.