3 months since my bypass
It has been 3 months since my bypass surgery. This was only 9 days after the birth of my 4th baby girl. I had never had high blood pressure and had normal pregnancies.I was nursing my baby and I started having chest pains and went to the ER. My blood pressure was fine. But while I was being monitored I had a heart attack and died. I had to be revived. I just remember fading away. When I woke up they flew me to the closest cardiac hospital.I thought it was my last sunset ever.
My cardiac team was wonderful and my surgeon the absolute best.
I was in the Cardiac ICU for 5 days and another 2 on the cardiac floor. My husband was there for it all. Thank God for our mothers and my cousins taking care of my babies.
The doctors said it was caused from the fluid and hormones and a congenital defect in that one place. There are no other defects. I have suffered from anxiety and depression. I have never felt so mortal. I keep picturing everything in my head and I am scared to go to sleep at night.I have felt so alone.I am still crying after reading all of your stories.
Life scares me now. I have always been a strong person. Now it is hard for me to leave the house. I am recovering. But it is a long process.