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  • Hi Tony, I'm ten months out now (CABGx2) and definitely agree with what Robert said, "The body needs time to catch up with the mind." Ten weeks may seem like a long time, but it's still VERY early on in your recovery. It took me about three months before ...

  • Hello Tony, You seem to be doing fine. I agree that it could be related to stress and fear. I had some of the same feelings about 4 to 6 weeks post-op from my CABG. I only lasted about 2 weeks but I remember the concern I had. Going upstairs is something ...

  • This is my first post here.  Sorry for the long length. I had CABG surgery Jan 17th, 2020 (10 weeks ago).  Ejection fraction 50+ -- heart is working great.  BP hovers around 140/80, pulse 72.  I'm taking several drugs (Amiodarone, Losartan, Metoprolol, ...

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    Suture Knot

    I am 4 + weeks post open heart surgery and my scar looks good.  I wash it daily with antibacterial soap and rinse it off with water in the shower (no scrubbing, no washcloth).  Almost all of the scabs are off at this point except for a round white ball ...

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    RE: Amiodorone

    Like both of you, I too was on Amiodarone. My doctor was trying to regulate my heart rate. that lasted for several months but he was not happy with the results. After having me wear a monitor full time for 3 weeks he decided to put in a pacemaker. That ...

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