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Paul Haban
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My 85 year old father is undergoing surgery for cancer tomorrow. I was doing ok until he told me he set up a living trust today. I find it easy to be stoic and strong when it is something about myself, but I am so scared for him.

Thanks for letting me rant.
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Paul
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You have every right to be concerned about your father.

But don't let the drafting of a living trust increase your angst. Hospitals encourage patients to create a trust and a power of attny before even a minor procedure. I've got the paperwork sitting on my desk right now for that very reason.

I wish you both the very best of outcomes.
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It's common practice for hospitals to ask for this before surgery.I had to fill one out before my surgery, even though we ended up cancelling it. It saves everyone a lot of grief later and makes the patient's wishes crystal clear to all.

I'm sending out prayers and good wishes to your dad.

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Yes, don't read too much into it, it's not an unusual practice at all.

I will add you both to my prayers.
 
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Erik D
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Understood, in the same week, my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer while her husband was diagnosed with a stage 3 melanoma. (The lesson here kids is get yourself screened often!)
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And if you are over 50, don't put off that colonoscopy. One saved my life.
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