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My husband went in for a heart cath and was told he needed bypass surgery. I am devastated for him and can’t quit crying. I’m having such a hard time dealing with all of this.
yarn007, December 18, 2018 2:04am EST
Sorry to hear your husband needs a bypass. When are they planning on doing surgery? Heart Disease is tough stuff. Just know you are not alone. In the days ahead just be there for your husband. He will need to draw on your strength to get him through this procedure and even more so after the procedure is done. Don't forget to take some time out for yourself to get plenty of sleep and take care of yourself, so you don't get sick. Often time caregivers get so wrapped up in caregiving they forget to take care of themselves.
Best wishes to you and your husband. Do let us know how you two are doing!
Darrellswife, December 18, 2018 8:56pm EST
His surgery is set for after the first of new year. We go Thursday to do final preparations. Thank you for your concern.
yarn007, December 19, 2018 1:05am EST
I am so glad you are going to the appointments with your husband. It is so important to have your loved one also listening and asking questions of the doctor. Does your hospital have any support groups or people you can talk to that have been through this procedure who can tell you what to expect?? I think it is the fear of the unknown that is the worst when having a procedure. It wouldn't hurt to get your family together and figure out your plan when your husband goes in for surgery. Who is in charge of this or that (making sure pets at home are taken care of, who will contact whom while husband is in the hospital and who will give the updates, who will see to it that you are eating and get a break from all of it for a bit, etc). I would also ask the doctor (or his nurse) what items you should pack for your husband's hospital stay.
This is a scary time. Just remember that your husband is just as scared as you. The important thing is to communicate with each other. Together you two can get through this.
Will be thinking of you two next Thursday! Sending prayers your way.
AHAASAKatie, December 20, 2018 9:16am EST
Good morning, I can share the information we have on heart bypasses with you. We also have a great deal of information on cardiac procedures and surgeries. We know that this time is very scary for both of you and are committed to being a source of encouragement and support. Please let us know how else we can help. Best Katie
DolphinWrite, February 12, 2019 12:48am EST
You love him so much. I hope everything goes well. The only suggestions I might have is to understand this is a process. Talk to othere's like you'really doing now, research so you know more about the condition (but don't over-react if you can), share with friends, and talking with a pastor and/or therapist might help with perspective. One thing that is very hopeful. Heart procedures are much more advanced in this day and age. They know a lot more and equipment is much more advanced. I hope this helps and that you share his progress. God bless.
natesam72, February 13, 2019 2:08pm EST
My husband will need to replace his ascending aorta and heart valves with open heart surgery in march. I know exactly what you are feeling. I have cried everyday since i got the news and I am overwhelmed. May i ask how your husband is doing? How are you doing too? I hope all is well.