Triple bypass failure

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   Posted 3/30/2013 11:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I'm new to the forum, had a heart attack August last yr 2012 then angiogram showed 4 narrow vessels so the cardiologist and surgeons opted for a bypass I was 41yrs old when I got this done, the physical scars are easy to deal with but the mental ones will stay with me forever, I was scared to go to sleep incase I didn't wake up and I have 2 youngsters, a 6 yr old and a 4 yr old, it has changed me as a person I fear a lot of things now, met some real nice people at cardiac rehab, nice to speak to people who understand.
I had my Exercise Tolerance Test last Monday and was told ther was little changes from the last test which I had before surgery, I knew I wasn't feeling my best but maybe thought I wasn't giving myself enough time but looks like the surgery hasn't worked and some symptoms are back and from the operation I have had pain down left hand side of the neck I have an appt with cardiologist October should I wait that long or should I get a re referral from my GP
Thanks for listening

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   Posted 3/30/2013 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to HealingWell.  I do not have a cardiac problem but last August 10, 2012 I was dx with Colon Cancer, Stage IIIC which is serious and I felt as you did.  I remember lying on the cart in the prep room all alone with tears rolling down my face and my family was in the waiting room and I prayed I would see them again...............the thought that kept going through my mind was I am just 66 and I don't want to die.

I already had a 30 year history of anxiety and depression so I questioned why I would now be given cancer. 

So here we both are, still with our families and like you I have many worries but am trying to deal with them without making the thoughts bigger than they need to be.  I also have learned to be more assertive and advocate for myself instead of worrying about a question that never got addressed by the Dr.

In other words, YES, waiting until October is to long with the symptoms you are having and the Exercise Tolerance Test results.  Get that referral and see the Cardiologist. 

I will be praying for you, Sharon and hope everything turns out well. Do keep us posted and come here and share your feelings anytime as we are always here for you.



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   Posted 3/30/2013 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
You had me in tears reading your reply, I know there are always people out there who's worse off than me, I know probably in time I may come to terms with it but it is a fear not knowing wether your going to live from one day to the next, I have never had any problems with depression but I am waiting to see a clinical psychologist as after the op there was no one to talk to and through a fault at the hospital had no district nurses in to check both my wounds, it's a hereditary condition as my brother at 52 yrs has to go in for same operation next week, hope his recovery is better than mine.
I also will say a prayer for you and hope things go well for you,
Thanks for your reply

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   Posted 3/31/2013 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sharon, Welcome to the forum, I agree with Kitt, You need
to see a cardio doctor. I believe in living everyday to the fullest and enjoying life. Also you find out here people are very caring and understanding.

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