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Old 01-13-2017, 10:22 AM
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Looks like I may be headed for a heart bypass shortly and I wanted some input from those who have had this surgery before. I am a long time heart patient and had a double bypass 23 years ago. Since then I have had 18 stents put into my heart during this 23 year period.

My questions are-for those of you who have had multiple bypass surgeries, separated by many years, I would like to know how the second bypass compared to the first surgery. I have heard, second hand, that people generally say the second surgery was easier than the first surgery. I would like to know the specifics of how the two surgeries compared.

Secondly, how long was it before your Doctor cleared you to resume all of your regular activities. In particular when could you return to your workout routine and fishing.

Thanks in advance to everyone who replies.

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Old 01-13-2017, 10:29 AM
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I dunno, but I wish you well! I was under the knife on this past monday
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:42 AM
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I dunno, but I wish you well! I was under the knife on this past monday
How are you doing? Thanks for the well wishes.

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Old 01-13-2017, 03:29 PM
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I personally do not have any experience with this but my dad has. Around 4 years ago he had bypass surgery after finding out the hard way(heart attack) that he had blockages. While he was in recovery I saw an older gentleman that I'm guessing is close to 70 years old now that was in for his 3rd bypass surgery and he looked to be in as good of shape as anyone. I would imagine that the procedure is at least a little easier on the patient now than 23 years ago but thats just a guess. Anyway, hope you have a quick recovery and get back on the water
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:05 PM
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I don't have any input, but do wish you well and hope things go well...
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Originally Posted by ccm71118 View Post
How are you doing? Thanks for the well wishes.

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Hanging in there buddy, thanks for asking. Long road to recovery but I'll be just fine
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Charlie best of luck and many prayers for you..I am sure it is probably easier....You already have the zipper installed Sorry, my attempt at levity

You sound very positive which I always believe has A LOT to do with great success
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Have looked into the Tavar procedure ? It's an experimental alternated to the bypass my dad had it done and was out of the hospital in 2 days. Unbelievable.
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Have looked into the Tavar procedure ? It's an experimental alternated to the bypass my dad had it done and was out of the hospital in 2 days. Unbelievable.
Totally different procedure. Bypass is just that, bypassing the blockage in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. TAVR is the replacement of aortic valve.
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Totally different procedure. Bypass is just that, bypassing the blockage in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. TAVR is the replacement of aortic valve.
Ahh thanks for the clarification
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God , please bless all those in the medical industry from doctors, nurses, inventors of new procedures and equipment and on down to the folks who,stand on the sidelines and help.
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Old 01-15-2017, 08:15 AM
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Prayers for easy surgery ,and quick recovery.
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After 8 stents and no way of placing one between them , I had a four way bypass.

Went ok, I didn't jump over any hurtles and should have gone to cardiac rehab.

I didn't do rehab and I feel that it took longer to recover.

Good luck ,will keep you in my prayers
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I want to thank all of you who took time from your busy schedule to offer your advice and input. I especially want to thank those of you who wished me well and sent prayers my way. That means more than you will ever know. To say the least I'm not looking forward to the surgery but I am blessed with a good support system (including THT) and God has given me peace about this just as He has so many other times in my life.

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You've been through a lot Charlie. Here's to another successful procedure and quick recovery.
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I had a quadruple bypass 19 years ago, but I haven't had a bypass since then. I am sorry that I can't give you any info on multiple bypass surgeries, but they do seem to be fairly common. Thus, I think that you should not have any problems. Besides, lots of improvements to bypass surgery have been made in the past few years! That should only make you feel MORE comfortable with the procedure.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Make sure that you keep us posted on how you are doing.

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CCM,

How are you doing? I know that it is tough for the first few days after a bypass, but things will get a LOT better! I hope that all is well. Keep us up to date on your progress.

Best wishes for a quick recovery,

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Prayers for easy surgery ,and quick recovery.
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Thanks Vinnie that means a lot.

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Originally Posted by jpcanning View Post
After 8 stents and no way of placing one between them , I had a four way bypass.

Went ok, I didn't jump over any hurtles and should have gone to cardiac rehab.

I didn't do rehab and I feel that it took longer to recover.

Good luck ,will keep you in my prayers
Thanks jp, it means a lot. You are probably like me, if it were not for stents we would probably be dead by now.

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CCM,

How are you doing? I know that it is tough for the first few days after a bypass, but things will get a LOT better! I hope that all is well. Keep us up to date on your progress.

Best wishes for a quick recovery,

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Thanks Pete for checking. I will have another heart cath the 26th of Jan and if my cardiologist finds my recent stent has failed he will refer me to a heart surgeon, so I am probably several weeks away from a surgery.

I will let everyone know how it goes.

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