Hi Meredith and Welcome!!
Gosh that's a lot to hear and even digest especially knowing how long you've had to deal with diabetes as well.
I had a triple bypass last Aug. so it's been one year now and the bypass changed my life. I suffered from so much angina for so long, I'd had a prior 'silent' heart attack that caused a lot of damage to my heart. I, too was offered a single bypass several months earlier and opted for a stent placement. It helped, but another area of the artery become completely blocked and and due to my calcified arteries (hardened) it made it necessary for them to do the bypass.
Read and educate yourself - that's the best advice I can give you!! I'll try to put up a few links here that are good sites to read.
Much good luck to you, Meredith and please keep us posted!!
Best Wishes and Hugs, Teri
Yes, once again edited for spelling errors. lol