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30 August 2011 @ 11:20 pm
Surgiversary  
OK, so I have officially lived ten years past my quadruple bypass heart surgery. :)

Once again, a raspberry to my surgeon who told me I wouldn't make it past fifty (I'm 52) if I didn't get to my ideal weight.
 
 
 
Christinekisekileia on September 3rd, 2011 06:19 am (UTC)
Congrats! Wow, 42 is incredibly young for a woman to need a bypass.
Tapatitapati on September 3rd, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Same age as my mother when she had hers. Both of my parents died in their early fifties--where I am right now. We have a very strong family history--low HDL, high triglycerides, metabolic resistance leading to type II diabetes.

Though I've read that the incidence of women in their 30s and 40s having heart attacks and needing bypass surgery has gone up by ten percent in the last few decades. Stress and lifestyle have been taking their toll. Women in that age range need to take very seriously any symptoms they have. I did, and it saved my life.