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Triple Bypass

Post by marym0428 on Fri May 20, 2016 1:17 pm

67 year old female with Type 2 diabetes for 40 years.   I am 5’2 and maintain 136 pounds.  Very active and exercise regularly.  In December I began getting chest pain after eating.  Doctor prescribed a heartburn medicine and a muscle relaxer.

Pain continued and in February prescribed stronger heartburn medicine.  No relief and then in March began having pain with minor exertion.  One night I had two hours of pain after walking about 40 feet.  Doctor said he doubted they would find anything but suggested I go to the hospital for testing.

EKG and echogram were perfect.  Cholesterol and Triglycerides were good.  Oxygen levels 98%.  They admitted me for observation.  The pain continued and they suspected gallbladder.  The gallbladder found stones, but they decided to do a stress test too.

The stress test showed blockage and I was scheduled for catherization.  That showed that I was born with extremely small arteries and that I had blockage.  The arteries are too small for a stent and I was scheduled for bypass surgery.

After my triple bypass, I was weak and in pain.  Not much chest pain, but back pain and terrible pain in legs where arteries had been removed.  I had massive swelling and was carrying 30 pounds of fluid.  I spent a week in the hospital and then was moved to a nursing home for rehab.  They treated the back pain with biofreeze and heat packs.  Therapy built my strength back up and I was back driving three weeks after surgery and completely off restrictions by six weeks.


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Re: Triple Bypass

Post by echoguy on Fri May 20, 2016 5:52 pm

Welcome to the group marym! We are looking forward to hearing about your progress..

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Re: Triple Bypass

Post by Dave Tuttle on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:42 am

Lucky they did the stress test marym! It could have turned out much differently...

It sounds like you're recovering well now. Keep it up!

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Re: Triple Bypass

Post by haggis basher on Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:55 am

Best wishes marym. Glad to hear you are progressing well.

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