Yes, no words could ever define on what is the right way to prepare for a surgery. May it is a simple surgery or a crucial surgery such as artery bypass surgery, the important preparation that you need to do is to prepare yourself. Start it with acceptance. If you have any doubts, ask your doctor. They are the best person who could give you a reliable answer on what your status really is. Don’t be afraid on the answer that your doctor could give you. It could be positive but it could be negative as well, what’s important is you will be aware of the possibilities. Yes cry if you need to and allow yourself to feel the pain. Keeping all of these emotions within you will only make you feel worse. At this point, the only thing that you could do is make yourself feel better as much as you can, although it could be very impossible. But at least acknowledge the pain, worries and fears that you have. And by the way, remember that you have your family to back you up. It is not necessary that you carry the entire burden; it hurts your family more if you won’t let them help you go through this with you. For they too share the same fear and worry with you. And not letting them feel the pain as well would create greater tension for you which is the last thing you need at this point.
Preparing for the whole procedure will never be easy. But you could start it by orienting yourself with all the things about artery bypass surgery. It includes the procedure, surgeon, treatment and even other patients that went through the same procedure as you are about to go through. You should know how long the procedure could go and what possible complications would come along with the surgery. You should also know how long you would recover and what you could do after the surgery. Furthermore, the best preparation that you could do is to be with your family, be happy, live every moment and love deeply.