Definitely feeling depressed myself. Having the fatigue and shallow breathing also. I had CABGx3 and I'm 43. I used to be able to do a lot of physical labor, finding I can't do half of what I used to, it makes me frustrated, think it's making my job frustrated, not sure if I wanna keep going if it's gonna keep being like this.
I just read your story, Evelyn. You are a strong and resilient person who's come through a horrendous experience with flying colors.Perhaps by now you know the results of the 3/3 nuclear stress test. You have a team now and many, many good people rooting for you. Of course you are sad at the moment. The need to check on anything is discouraging because one fears losing ground. Let us know how you are doing.I too had a "widow maker" stent in the LAD (4 years ago), then in Sept a CABG for extensive occlusions in lt main, proximal lad and proximal circumflex using both mammary arteries. One clotted right away so I went to the Cleveland Clinic where a stent was placed in lt circumflex to correct the failed graft. I thought I was fixed but angina returned almost immediately. I have poor perfusion that can't stented; angina meds are being titrated upward and I'm exercising carefully. Lessons learned; life is precious each day and our health care teams are giving us their best game. Deep breath. Rooting for you.