Bouts of weakness, 6 months after heart attack & triple bypass surgery

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   Posted 11/11/2011 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
6 months back, my dad, 76 years old, had a heart attack and 3 days later had triple bypass surgery. His recovery has been pretty good, but for past one month he has been complaining of weakness. He has lost of weight since surgery and has not started to gain any weight. He is eating well and walking and doing excercise. But we are not getting answer from doctors on the cause of this weakness. Does anyone here have something to share? thankyou

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   Posted 11/12/2011 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
yea, by law you can ask for a second medical opionion. get a doctor who will talk, talk the truth, help, listen
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   Posted 11/12/2011 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  Your Dad has had a double whammy - a heart attack and the triple bypass surgery.  He is also 76 years old.  To make a full recovery from his ordeal it may 6 to 12 months before he feels 100 percent again.
If you are not satisfied with the Drs. assessment of your Father's weakness, please do seek out a second opinion as it may not be related to the heart.  Also sometimes medications can cause spells of weakness.
I admire you for caring for your Father and seeking out help.
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