Quadruple bypass surgery

Posted by michael123 @michael123, Mar 16, 2017

I had open heart surgery last year and I’m still not feeling any better. My ankle is still very soar where the doctor removed the vein and just getting dressed in the morning wears me out. My doctor keeps telling me this is normal but everything I read says you should be better in a few weeks not a year.

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Hello @michael123, I want to welcome you to Mayo Connect, we are glad to have you as part of our online patient support community.
I am so sorry to hear that you are still have residual problems from your bypass surgery last year. I’m sure that is very disappointing for you to still have discomfort as well as fatigue. You did not mention your age or the number of bypasses that you had or if you had cardiac rehab after your bypass, but if you care to share more information, it might be helpful for our Mayo Connect community in responding to your post. We look forward to getting to know you better and supporting you at this time. Teresa


I am 66 and had quadruple bypass


Hello @michael123,

I’d like to welcome you to Connect, along with Teresa. You’ve undergone a major procedure, and it must be quite frustrating to feel so worn out!
Open heart surgery can decondition a person and, as @hopeful33250 mentioned, cardiac rehab seems to be one of the key factors to feeling better after a bypass.

I’d like to introduce you to @slavinray @contender1 @spcarlson @collingwood @mivy @jollygirl @thankful @cynaburst @retairforceman @ronbee @llecrup @lyndamm @swanny, who have all discussed coronary bypass, and I hope they will join in with their insights. You may also wish to view this discussion on Connect:
After a quadruple bypass http://mayocl.in/29k9LGZ

Here is some detailed information about coronary bypass surgery, from Mayo Clinic, as well: http://mayocl.in/2mA2p4G

@michael123, did you undergo any cardiac rehabilitation after your bypass? Would you share a few details about your diet and lifestyle changes?


I had triple bypass surgery in June
2015 it took about six months then I felt better and have ever since.

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