Wondering about heart bypass recovery time.

Discussion in 'Camping for the Medically/Physically Challenged' started by Lloyd B, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. bob barnes

    bob barnes Active Member

    Mar 26, 2017
    Lloyd you asked about recovery time my father-in-law called in a panic his garbage disposal had quit on him in his early 90s he didn't know what to do this was about 2 mos after my by-pass. I stopped at his house saw he needed a new one I went and got it and was able to replace it for him but I have to admit it hurt as I had to squirm under his sink and hold that thing up in order to get it hooked up. I was in a very awkward position and put a lot of stress on my chest but I made it!

    You should start to see improvement in about 3mos remember they didn't do your chest any favors when they fixed you up I think that is worse than the rest of it.
  2. Lloyd B

    Lloyd B Member

    Nov 3, 2016
    Columbiaville, Michigan
    Thank you, the Drs. have stressed fluid retention, prescribed diuretic, and potassium if it should start, and have to weigh myself each morning to catch it early, they took one vein from my arm, and one inside the chest wall, so I am lucky to have no leg pain, except for the bone on bone knee pain I have had for a few years, and I have a cane and a walker to take some of the weight off of my knees, when I walk.
  3. bob barnes

    bob barnes Active Member

    Mar 26, 2017
    Wow Lloyd what sort of bypass did you have?
  4. jacrabbitt

    jacrabbitt Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Glad to hear your up and about and on the mend. speedy recovery buddy.
  5. friartuck

    friartuck Active Member

    Nov 1, 2007
    Perry, MI
    Excellent! Keep up the good recovery work Lloyd!

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