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honestwoman50
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   Posted 8/4/2010 1:17 PM (GMT -7)   
My mother has 80% blockage in her subclavian artery, the doc said he wanted to wait because doing surgery at this point might be too risky.  This was like in May of this year when he told her.
 
My question is for the past 2 weeks she is always tired she sleeps a long time at night, and wakes up tired has to take 2   2 hr. naps a day.  Does this mean that the blockage is getting worse?
 
Leslie
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  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto
 
  

stkitt
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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
The most common location of a subclavian artery blockage is at the beginning of the blood vessel as it branches from the aorta.  I am not sure why your Mother's Dr. is not recommending surgery at this time but I also do not know your Mother's medical history. 
 
I do not know what is causing the fatigue and I would suggest you encourage your Mother to see her physician for a medical screening exam if this is a new sx for her.
 
I am sorry to hear of your Mother's problems and please know I am here to support you.
~~Kitt~~
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honestwoman50
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   Posted 8/5/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitt, thanks so much. She is stubborn and wont go to the docs cuz she is leaving to fly to Michigan on tues....I have been trying to get her to the doc, though.

Thanks for replying

Leslie
Leslie King
 
  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto
 
  

stkitt
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   Posted 8/5/2010 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
You are very welcome.  I have a MIL that needs some testing and she is just "not going to have it done".  So I do know what you dealing  with.
 
Blessings,
 
Kitt
~~Kitt~~
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honestwoman50
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   Posted 8/5/2010 5:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Yup, stubborn parents....  I thought my dad was stubborn when he was alive but mother...OMG...and she is always right   go figure...HUMM   thought I was the one who is right...he he
 
Leslie
Leslie King
 
  1984 Tubligation  1992 Diagnosed with Thyroid tumor    
1993 Gallbladder Removed  1997 Hysterectomy  1998 Carpol Tunnel 
 1999 Spinal Cord Surgery for a Anacroid Syst
2001 Lower Lumbar Fusion L4-5  
2003 Sigmoid Colon Resection
 2006 Right Knee Replacement 2005 Breast Reduction
 2008 RE-did the Lower Lumbar Fusion/ lamanoctomy
2010 DX: colonic Inertia/ Pelvic Floor Disorder
2010 Total Colectomy ABD W/O proctectomy; w/Ileosto
 
  
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