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Should a 89yr old woman who is in need of a pacemaker get on an hour long plane flight?

Should a 89yr old woman who is in need of a pacemaker get on an hour long plane flight? My Grandmother wants to go over to Dublin from Liverpool via plane w/the rest of the family for a graduation. She seems hellbent on going, which I admire...but it is a the expenese of everyone else s nerves .She is apparently in need of a pacemaker and is waiting for the surgery date. She a lot of work these days and is very demanding. I guess an English Doc. told my mother (who is really the main source of support for her...)that she should be fine to fly...but I am not so sure. We (our family) will be there for 3 days and don t know if she can take the stress of the journey. My mother doesn t have the heart to tell her that she shouldn t come. I am more worried for my mother who has to look after her. She sounds like a nervous wreak on the phone and I suggested getting another medical opinion. I would assume that the air pressure change would be hard on someone who s heart cannot regulate itself naturally under normal circumstances. But maybe I know nothing! Th
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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I would think that her doing what she wants to do is the best for her heart. She is going to leave you one day. When she does is not her or your call. Let her do what she WANTS to do.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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