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How Long Does It Take To Recover From By Pass Surgery? And Feel Like Your Old Self?

How Long Does It Take To Recover From By Pass Surgery? And Feel Like Your Old Self?

Its been 3 months since my surgery ... everyone says I look great and I am doing more and more, but its not enough and I get tired easily
Does this go away ?

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I wish it was all sunshine and rainbows....
Those who had blocked arteries. That had procedures to remove blockage. Are get new leases on life(better than before). Now the job is to keep those arteries opened. Keep plaque out of your blood. Your job is also to not over do it. Because, all that extra oxygen you are now getting. Can get you into trouble. Pace yourselves.Take it slow.
The rest of us...
The first thing we have to come to grips with after surviving a heart attack or having open-heart surgery to fix our heart. Your Alive!!! You lived...AWESOME!!(I'm also in this group).
Take note. Some doctors will tell you everything, and some will not. The basic facts: 1)You will never be your old self. 2)Your heart was starved for oxygen. 3)It now has dead tissue that will [Not] become normal. 4)The dead tissue will become scar tissue. 5)This means it will not use oxygen, nor will it help pump blood. These are the reasons why we feel fatigued, and out of breath. There are rare cases where people with our prognosis that end up feeling better than before, and preform better than before after a heart attack, or open heart surgery.
There are a few new procedures in the works. For grow new heart cells via stem cells(from patient's femur bone marrow). They are in the test phases. But, none presently in use.
Stress, Cortisol levels, Inflammation, Animal fat, High Calcium levels, to much Sugar, and other Celeated substances contribute to plaque in our blood. It is a constant battle to keep plague from forming. So that future blockage is kept to a minimum.
I am not one of the glass is half-full or half-empty types. I am just happy to have a drink of water. Same with my prognosis. I am just Happy to be alive!! 8)

posted 10 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I don’t think you ever get back to “normal” have to accept that things have changed and make allowances. I had Mitral valve replaced 11years ago and do everything I want to do. I don’t have the stamina I had before so have to pace myself but hey, I am alive and have quality of life. Truely hope things gets better for you.

posted 12 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi everyone is different just have take it one day at time and talk to your Dr and your family and friends and if go to church go fellowship that is important and most important is to the the Lord. I had 5 bypass in Nov 2010
Had 5 stents so far. But I talk to the Lord and tell him about it & pray it to. 🙏🙏

posted about 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Yes a relationship with the Lord helps a lot and just being around positive people

posted about 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I am 3 years for my quadruple bypass and I was doing wonderful at a year, but I have had a set back of my blood pressure dropping when I stand up. Everyone hesls differently but if you don't feel right always tell your doctor.

posted almost 2 years ago
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