I'm sorry you had a rough time this holiday with what happened with your mother. My mother in law had a similar situation this holiday too. Earlier in December she had a heart attack and they went in and put a stent (this was her second one, she has had one already and had a bypass about 10 years ago). Well about one week into her recovery she ended up having a massive heart attack. Turned out the stent collasped (it was the newer model one and her body rejected it) and she was rushed back in, they were able to replace it with the older model and they actually put in another one as well so they did two that time around. She's doing much better now.
I'm glad it all worked out ok, we were all so scared. She has had 4 heart attacks total so far. We are just trying to get her to take care of herself.
Thoughts for your mom that she continues her recovery and to you that you are recovering from your flare. HUGS
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