I posted for the first time a couple of weeks ago about my forthcoming angiogram/stent and how nervous I was. I went in late last week and to say I was anxious would be an understatement. I had quite a bit of sedation to get me through the procedure. It was uncomfortable at times rather than painful.
In the end the cardiologist couldn’t put a stent in. Turns out my LAD is 100% blocked but my RCA is well collateralised and other arteries are clear. Apart from upping my meds, the plan is to leave things as they are unless my symptoms worsen at which point consideration should be given to a single LIMA bypass.
My head is spinning. I thought by now I’d be planning for my return to exercise (am a keen runner). Instead I’m exactly where I was a week ago, treading water. Apart from needing to lose the 10kg I’ve put on since my symptoms began, I can’t think of any other changes I can make. I don’t smoke and drink once a week. I know I need to manage my stress levels too.
Is anyone else in a similar position? I’d be interested to know what has worked for you? I’m only 50 and would quite like to stick around a while longer.