I'm very happy to report that John R. came through the triple bypass with flying colors. I admit that I was concerned, given the other medical issues he is also dealing with (diabetes and kidney failure). But thank God, all went well, so now it's just time to recover.
And to impress upon him that if he doesn't follow his doctor's orders to the letter from here on out, his friends will kill him. ;o) This is nervous-breakdown-inducing.