Well I need to go back home. My father was recently in the hospital and they discovered via a CT Scan that he had a abdominal aneurysm about 6 cm (??). The surgeon is going to place a stent in the vein through the groin. Dad is 80 yrs old and well quite nervous to say the least. He has really never had major surgery other than a appy about 25 years ago. I know he needs this surgery but he is also 80 and he has lived with it this long. Heck most do not know they have one until it bursts. He is pretty active for his age, I just do not want this to be the beginning of the end so to speak. Has anyone had experience with this?