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Hi, I had to have a triple bypass on Jan 11th. I have diabetes also, they took an artery from my arm and 2 from my chest. Over the last week I have developed severe shoulder pain in my left shoulder. People keep telling me that it is just surgery pain and it will go away in time. Has anyone else had this?
AmbassadorR, February 15, 2019 3:57pm EST
I had heart surgery about three years ago, and then had heart surgery again, a few months ago, due to an infection. They don't happen often, but they happen. A couple of weeks after the second surgery I had trouble breathing and had to go back into the hospital for fluid around my right lung. I felt like I was a mess, but I wasn't. The healing process finally began again and three to four months later I am well again, leading a normal life. You will too.
JimSinclair, February 16, 2019 5:55am EST
While I have not had a bypass, I have learned from a great many stroke survivors that if we are experiencing something that does not feel right it is time to consult with a medical professional. If it is not an issue you will be told so and will no longer have to worry. If your pain indicates a serious issue, that issue will be addressed, it is never a good thing to just wait and hope a problem will go away.
With stroke it is sometimes said that, we the survivors reacted to signs of the stroke and took action while stroke victims did not and did not survive,
GoREDGAIL, February 17, 2019 12:23pm EST
I really like your name and it shows me your positive attitude about yourself. I suspect your diabetes may also make a problem with wound healing. It is what it i, and keep believing everything will be ok. Please be sure you have a really good doctor, preferably chief of infectious disease monitoring you.
Close your eyes and imagine your are the leader of an army and you are in charge of fighting this infection. You imagine you are in battle and all those white cells in your body are your soldiers. You are imagining that you are winning this war and you will be victorious. Keep doing this visual exercise. Also use this mantra, “I will win this fight, over this infection, I will win this battle.”
I know this is frustrating, but You Can Do This❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️.
Sending love to you and Remember, You are strong, You are powerful! Tell yourself this often!!!
I have faith in You Sunshine☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
Go Red Gail Spokesperson and Health and Life Coach
okctom77, March 29, 2019 5:28pm EST
I had a 5 bypass CABG 1/25/2018. I've experienced pain on my left side, first it felt like all the nerves were pretty sensitive on the left from, and left backside. It's been over a year, and I still have annoying pain. I've had an MRI within the last month, and they found that I have some arthritis around the shoulder ACL and an inflamed tendon. It did take almost all of last year for the pain to settle down some, and they were able to give me some long acting nitro glycerin and some muscle spasm medication to make it through the day. I would say keep your doctor and surgeon informed of the pain and see if it became a secondary issue. My doctor has checked to make sure it wasn't affecting my heart and wasn't tied to the chest pain for heart related issues. And my blood sugar numbers have been in check and steady since the surgery.