Tami Posted October 26, 2009 Share Posted October 26, 2009 Just wanted to update everyone. I had the heart cath done last Friday. It was not a fun experience. I got to be completely awake for it.. oh the joys of medicine. Unfortunately, I was right and the heart has extensive radiation damage. The cannot fix it with a stent they will need to do bypass surgery. The doctors are worried as there isn't much to work with due to the damage but they are going to try to take a vein out of my leg and put it in my heart. I also have a lot of damage to my chest from all the other chest surgeries, missing ribs etc. They are worried about rebuilding some stuff. The surgery is scheduled for Friday!!! (they wanted to do it the next day) so I'm not thrilled. I've been down this road before with broken ribs and tubes etc and now that I know what's coming it has made me very, very nervous. I am worried about recovery and trying to bounce back one more time. If anyone has had anything like this done please let me know how it went and what to expect.. I am very worried this time around. Naturally my stress at home isn't helping the situation. thanks to all of you!!! Tami Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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