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March 10th, 2009
Life after Bypass Surgery
Hi everyone I an 39 and my Husband is 57,on Oct.2008 he had a Quadruple Bypass yes 4 and was diong extremely well until Feb 2009 he had a bypass to collaps the Dr. put a stent in and now March2009 He has 3 bypasses are collapsed and going thru more test so Dr can decide if they can do anything to fix his heart. At time this is so overwhelming for me but he is so positive about it all. We have been married 20 years and 3 children. Our 16 year old has Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.We have a 20 year old and a 9 year old but my husband says he draws his strength from God and our daughter that has struggled so long to live. She is great so happy. I know what I'm saying may not help any of you but if there is any one you can look to . My husband always says God has a plan and we should just pray his will be done. Well my prayer for each one of you is that God will supply the need that you stand in need of. And believe me I know the bible says God won't put more on us than what we can bear but it sure does seem like it.
My prayers and thoughts are with each of you.
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replied April 12th, 2009
Why me
As I read through some of the previous posts I realize that I am one of the lucky ones. However it is sometimes hard to keep that positive attitude. To make a long story short, six days before my 43 birthday I suffered a heart attack. I had no warning signs or symptoms. Four days later I had a quad bypass. I am now at home and recovering quite well, physically. Emotionally is the tough part. I am a Type A personality and having to sit around watching what I do and being helpless is very hard on me emotionally. There are also so many questions. My work "police officer", will I be able to do my job as I once did ? How long will I live ? Will I have to have another bypass in a few years? Fear of the unknown is the greatest fear I have ever experienced. It seems like I have no control anymore.
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replied April 12th, 2009
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Hi there For your husband I would recommend at least 3000mg for a week, then 4000mg for a week, 5000mg for a week and finally to 6000mg daily for at least three months. Linus Pauling, two-time Nobel laureate and Ph.D. and Matthias Rath, M.D., created the “Unified Theory” of heart disease, identifying vitamin C, L-lysine, and L-proline as critical nutritional agents that could both improve blood vessel function (flow) and reduce cholesterol plaques (blockages). Some researchers have said that vitamin C is the equivalent of “nature’s perfect statin.

Pauling’s and Rath’s research provides evidence that cholesterol plaques are actually the body’s back-up mechanism for repairing damaged blood vessels, and that if you provide the body with enough free-circulating vitamin C, along with L-lysine and L-proline, the body’s primary mechanism for making vascular repairs can be employed and cholesterol numbers can ultimately fix themselves.

In 1900 heart attacks were almost non existent, and most cases of heart disease that did occur were usually the result of an infectious disease.
Today it kills heaps of people. What has caused this problem? first of all a huge increase in refined sugar use. secondly chemical-laden food replacing fresh, raw choices, and thirdly a more than 200% increase in the consumption of dairy.

I feel that, if your husband changes to a vegetarian diet, perhaps include some deepsea fish occasionally, avoiding all dairy products and avoid anything that comes in boxes, packages, prepacked and dehydrated food stuffs (These products usually have 'FRESH' stamped all over them???) avoid foodcolouring, MSG, and the likes he has a better than average chance of living to old age.

Good luck

Kinetics
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replied July 21st, 2009
i'm 29 years old, my mother had triple bypass nine years ago. she also has type2 diabetes. lately she's been tired a lot, and not wanting to get out of bed. she also has bad knees.i think she has fluid around her heart, because she said, she had cold stuck on her throat. if you all have suggestion let me know.
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replied August 6th, 2009
denied bypass heart attack fatigue chest pain angina
I had a heart attck 1.5 years ago they said it was acute, i had 2 stents placed over 6 months. At first about 6 weeks after the attack i felt better than i had for years and years then they did another stent and i have felt like crap since. I really feel i could benefit from a bypass as one diagonal artery is in stent jail (between to stents) and thus cannot be treated by a cathlab. I was met with total resistance by the cardiologist. Said I was not a candidate for bypass, still wondering if im not a candidate because in his opinon it would'nt help me or im not a candidate because I have no insurance and am on a sliding scale at a charity hospital.
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replied September 18th, 2009
life after triple by pass
i was 34 when i had a heart attack and under went triple by pass. i just had my 36th birthday, and i'm doing fine. my advice to every one is just do as the doctors say exercise, quit smoking, ect. do what you have to do to live! i had all the fears and pains that all of you are talking about. who really knows what the future holds for anyone, so get out there and live dont give up! we all are fighting for our lives one way or the other. the difference is who is really living their lives. we've been given a beautiful second chance at life and i think we should honor that and just live. good luck to all thats going through this,you are not alone! MUCH LOVE !!!!!!
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replied October 31st, 2009
I've had triple bypass in 1993, the key is to take care of yourself and having someone else to share your anxieties with helps. When I had my bypass they told me that they would last 10 to 12 years. I was just hospitalized for atrial flutter, prelude to a heart attack,I had a cath done and an ablation to end the flutter, however, the problem stemmed from a hyperactive thyroid diagnosed by a real sharp endocranologist. She put me on tropanol, hope I spelled that correctly, and my afib and flutter has subsided. By the way the cath determined that two bypasses were still 90% clear and one was 60% clear. Depression is the killer, don't fall into that..you can live a long and beautiful life if you do the things your Dr. tells you.
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replied December 1st, 2009
I am glad I found this website to read. My friend is 51 years -just had a heart attack -had 2 stents put in-has no health insurance . He has had severe depression and a hard time finding work because of his health. Three years ago he had 2 stents but in and he thinks he is going to die. He is suffering from depression and now I am really worried about him. I read this and realize there is hope for him and maybe if he could help himself he can recover. He will most likely lose everything he owns-he says the hospital is going to take everything. I
have no idea how to help him. I need help. DJD
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replied December 31st, 2009
I believe we all have our appointed time to die...and having said that, we can never know how long any of us will have left. It could be soon or much much later...I do know that God is in control and we must trust Him...Live each day as fully as you can and enjoy each day that is given...Look to do good and seek the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. Every person alive has the same destination which lies beyond this life. If you have accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior and believe on his name you will experience peace in this life and the next will be glorious beyond your wildest imagination

God Bless and keep you
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replied February 12th, 2010
Engineer123, you did get a reply in a convoluted sort of way. There is no answer, except this. For those both well and unwell, we are only as good as our next heartbeat. So it really doesn't matter what dr's say.
My daughter was 14 and had a massive stroke at school, no reason, just did. Has life changed, yes, is life impossible, no, are we scared, yes, are we bitter, no. Life's too short, enjoy what you have to the fullest. Choose to be happy, choose to be thankful, choose to love those who care for and serve you selflessly.
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replied February 23rd, 2010
i had a double bypass 5 months ago.am 45 female,can not get a grip on this,depressed all the time.feels like i will not be here long.
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replied March 1st, 2010
Heart Attack - Triple by pass - Stents - medication
I am almost 81 years of age. Had my heart attack at 42 years of age. Have been on medication since then. My triple by pass was performed at St. Francis, Port Washington, NY and that was 23 years ago. There have been a few stents and a failed vascular surgery since.
The medication has increased and there are times I question whether I'm old or the by pass has had it.
You can't buy 23 years of life. What is the record for staying alive after a by pass.
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replied March 4th, 2010
heart patient
here is the Answer. how many stars in the Galaxy? how many galaxies in the universe? when you learn the answer, then you know how many years. I am a diabetic and a TB patienr with an added stent, I have been a heart patient since 2003 and thanks to god, still kicking. take a lesson from VP Chaney.
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replied March 11th, 2010
Life after bypass surgery
Had quadruple bypass when 63, now 76. Diabetic and overweight. Do exercise, swim or walk about six times a week. Have had no chest pains since the surgery and passed a treadmill last year.
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replied March 15th, 2010
Keep smiling we are alive! Diabetic for 45 years, 4 injections a day. 7 yrs since triple bypass asmatic but happy to be still kicking and a member of the zipper club.
As my wife keeps telling me I am her bionic man, brings a smile to my face as she is 10 yrs younger than me and she been through all the recovery good and bad. Being positive is the best way to be and smiling lengthens your life, thats a fact.
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replied March 15th, 2010
Follow on from last message Still working at 67yrs old and happy to be doing so. My smile might also have something to do with having a young attractive wife who loves and cares for me. Excersise is important and listen to what the doctors tells you, oh and your wife!
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replied April 5th, 2010
53 yrs just 8 weeks since quadruple bypass surgery, have had depression, and many questions. I had a heart attack, my husband and son did cpr on me and called 911, i had to be shocked and then woke up in the icu, i was put in an induced coma, and put on ice got pneumonia and then finally when they were sure my brain was ok i had quadruple bypass. came home after just shy of a month in the hopital scared to death, now its been 8 weeks and i still have episodes i call them, where i cry for no reason, am scared to have sex with my husband and don''t know if i can ever work again. and no insurance
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replied April 29th, 2010
Hi Debbie I feel sorry for you more than your husband. I have had eight heart attacks both before and after quadruple heart bypass. I still get bad angina but I have found a way to cope. That is every morning when I wake up I look out of the window and say to myself Well another day to do the most I can in and make it my ambition for that day to do all I can for myself and family. None of us know when we are going to die and having a bypass brings death no nearer than anyone in good health. Tell your husband to stop feeling sorry for himself as this is a selfish attitude to take . Life is sweet enjoy it regards regh.
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replied May 25th, 2010
I'm sacred myself. My dad had a double by-pass last wednesday. I'm all he has, and I'm fifteen and I'm taking up all responcibility at home. It is the hardest thing that the two of us have ever delt with.

When the doctor called me after the surgary je said that he would make a full recovery and our family doctor told us that he would live an extra 35 after his surgary. I really don't know what to believe, because some guys came in to see all the paitents at the hospital before their surgary and they were all saying that they had the procedure 11 years ago.

My dad thinks that he will go anytime now, it's extreamly scaring me and him too.
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replied December 27th, 2011
How are you doing?
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replied December 27th, 2011
How are you doing?
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replied June 9th, 2010
My husband had a quad bypass in 10-07 at the age of 39. Had pain for about a year before. He stopped smoking for about 4 months after his surgery but resummed. He seems to think that the dr's fixed him and he has new plumming that will never go bad. Even after the dr told him if he didn't stop smoking and change eating habits he would be back in that same shape in 10 years. I am scared to death for him. We had two small children and I can't imagine life with him. I don't know how to get him to stop smoking. I'm afraid when he realizes it, it will be to late...any advice would be appreciated.
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