Ray and Diabetes
In November 2009 I had a total left knee replacement done. While recovering from that my Nurse noticed something was not right on my monitor, she called her supervisor and the next thing I knew I was having emergency open heart surgery a double by pass. Because I was a diabetic I felt no pain indicating I had a heart issue, when in fact I was 99% blocked in two arteries.
Recovery was tuff becasue of the knee and the heart surgery at the same time. I was 59 at the time, now two years later doing fine.
My advise to diabetics get a check up with a heart specialist, because EKG's do not pick up blockages. I had a preoperative EKG before the knee surgery and all seemed okay. Have what they call an ECKO done, could save your life.
Good luck to all.