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Bypass surgery

Posted by @tkdunlap, Jul 17, 2017

My husband has 4 bypasses last August….. this past week …. he had stents placed in each of the graphs….. Dr told us 3 were blocked 99.9 -and other was 85….. originally we were told that the surgery normally last between 8 and 10 years…… we are left wondering what happened ans what do we do different….. I am panicked ….. has this happened to anyone else and what are you doing??? We did all the things we were told but …… then this????

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Hello @tkdunlap,

Welcome to Connect; your husband has undergone some major procedures, and I can only imagine how worried you must be with these results!

I would sincerely encourage you to view this discussion on Connect:
Chest tightness even after stents: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chest-tightness-even-after-stents/

I’d also like to introduce you to a few other members they may have some insights to offer. Please meet @elvandi @thankful @contender1 @retairforceman @ronbee @llecrup @lyndamm @swanny @michael123 @yarrum @HearPatches @lyndamm @mmurphy_43 @mthomasb
I wonder if Mentors @predictable, @hopeful33250 and @cynaburst, might have something to add to this conversation?

Here is some additional information from Mayo Clinic:
Coronary bypass surgery http://mayocl.in/2mA2p4G
Coronary angioplasty and Stents http://mayocl.in/2cYnrto

@tkdunlap, did your husband go through cardiac rehab and conditioning since the last surgeries? Did the doctors give you an explanation for the blockages?

I am writing as an emergency dept RN and also the wife of a 66 year old man who had a very frightening heart experience last year. I have no medical answers to your questions “why”, every person is different and his doctors are the only ones who might explain the short benefit of the CABG. Most likely though I am sorry to say, they might just say “sometimes this happens, we can’t say why”. The fact is that you didn’t really have an option last year, the risk of doing no surgery was too great.
I just want to say that I know what it’s like to be terrified about what is happening to your husband, and my best help came from talking and emailing to lots of supportive friends who offered sympathy, prayers and good wishes for us. Also believe that you WILL get through this, and although we can’t control events, take one day at a time and lean on your family and friends. Sending you good thoughts and do let us all know how things are in 6 months… Linda Libby

Thank you, your good thoughts are very helpful and encouraging.

It has been one month today that I had 2 bypasses and a stent, my chest is so painful and tight? I’m having burning, stinging,
Pains. Has anyone experienced this? Feels like something is wrong in there doesn’t feel right.

Hi @suzy51,

Welcome to Connect. Thank you for joining us and sharing your symptoms.

I would sincerely encourage you to view this discussion on Connect:
Chest tightness even after stents: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chest-tightness-even-after-stents/

I’d like to introduce you to a few other members as they may have some insights to offer. Please meet @elvandi @thankful @contender1 @retairforceman @ronbee @llecrup @lyndamm @swanny @michael123 @yarrum @HeartPatches @lyndamm @mmurphy_43 @mthomasb; Mentors @predictable, @hopeful33250 and @cynaburst, may also have some suggestions to add to this conversation.

@suzy51, have you discussed these symptoms with your doctor? How are you managing the pain?

@suzy51

It has been one month today that I had 2 bypasses and a stent, my chest is so painful and tight? I’m having burning, stinging,
Pains. Has anyone experienced this? Feels like something is wrong in there doesn’t feel right.

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Hello @suzy51

Let me add my welcome to you in joining Mayo Connect. I would also inquire as to whether your doctor is aware of your symptoms. I see that you are just one month post bypass and I’m not sure what type of pain or discomfort is considered normal at this point – but I’m sure that if you contact your doctor’s office they would give you their opinion and perhaps see you and check this out. There are many meds that can assist with chest discomfort.

Will you give your doctor a call and let us know how you are doing?

Teresa

Thank you for the warm welcome!! Drs. Nurse knows and I do see him and my cardiologist this week.im not handling g the pain and discomfort too well. It’s maki g me depressed. I’m moving out of California and I’m supposed to leave August 6th but I’m not sure now!

@suzy51

Thank you for the warm welcome!! Drs. Nurse knows and I do see him and my cardiologist this week.im not handling g the pain and discomfort too well. It’s maki g me depressed. I’m moving out of California and I’m supposed to leave August 6th but I’m not sure now!

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Hello again @suzy51

I’m glad to hear that you have contacted your doctor. I can certainly understand your concern about moving so soon after your surgery.

Can you touch base with us and let us know how your appointment goes?

Wishing you well,

Teresa

Yes, I sure can touch base with you, Thank you for your concern! I was supposed to have moved June 6th the surgery was a major set back for me.ladt I had seen the Dr. he had said he thought I would be ok? But still of course no lifting, pushing, carrying etc. but I’m concerned? I had a double mastectomy 10 years ago and have suffered quite a bit with scar tissue so I don’t know if that is playing a part in this or not?

@kanaazpereira

Hi @suzy51,

Welcome to Connect. Thank you for joining us and sharing your symptoms.

I would sincerely encourage you to view this discussion on Connect:
Chest tightness even after stents: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chest-tightness-even-after-stents/

I’d like to introduce you to a few other members as they may have some insights to offer. Please meet @elvandi @thankful @contender1 @retairforceman @ronbee @llecrup @lyndamm @swanny @michael123 @yarrum @HeartPatches @lyndamm @mmurphy_43 @mthomasb; Mentors @predictable, @hopeful33250 and @cynaburst, may also have some suggestions to add to this conversation.

@suzy51, have you discussed these symptoms with your doctor? How are you managing the pain?

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This is a frightening time for you. Please seek professional advice from your doctor. We can all venture  opinions but they are largely uninformed  as to the specifics of your case. For myself, I had quadruple bypass surgery over 18 months ago. I know  many others with  a similar history but most of our experiences differ, and widely so. Good luck.  @contender1 

@suzy51

It has been one month today that I had 2 bypasses and a stent, my chest is so painful and tight? I’m having burning, stinging,
Pains. Has anyone experienced this? Feels like something is wrong in there doesn’t feel right.

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Hi Suzy. This is new for me too. My triple bypass was June 29 and experiencing similar pain/discomfort you described.
I had complications and was in ICU 6 days that has made recovery more difficult. Hope to get out of rehab unit next week. Bottom line, you are with a bunch of us that recovering and it will get better. Like you I need to be patient while things heal. Cutting ones sternum open takes time to heal.. good luck.

@suzy51

It has been one month today that I had 2 bypasses and a stent, my chest is so painful and tight? I’m having burning, stinging,
Pains. Has anyone experienced this? Feels like something is wrong in there doesn’t feel right.

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Hello @aaaporterhouse,

Welcome to Connect. Thank you so much for joining this group with your insights; we sincerely look forward to getting to know you better.

@aaaporterhouse, may I ask what complications you experienced after your surgery?

Hi @suzy51,

May I ask if everything went well at your appointment with the cardiologist? Were you able to move out, as planned? We’d love to hear back from you.

Hi Colleen said his would be a good site to share my story In 1996 Feb. 18 I had a triple by pass surgery.After my heart rejected the ballon and arteries to small for a stint Dr. did open heart ❤ relating my clogged arteries, ,85,90 @,95° blocked .2yrs ago I had a chem stress test my heart is good as new I’m blessed to live this long.

Hi @lioness,

You may notice that I moved your discussion and combined it with this existing discussion as I thought it would be beneficial for you to be introduced to other members who have also discussed bypass surgery.
If you are replying by email, I suggest clicking on VIEW & REPLY so that you can read through some of the earlier messages and meet some of our other members talking about their or their or their loved ones’ experiences.

You must be relieved to know that your cardiac health is good? How long did it take for you to recover from the bypass surgery?

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