Just thought i would share my story to see if there is anyone else out there who is my age and suffering?
Im a 34yr old woman, i was diagnosed with FH from the age of 18yr but being a bit of a rebel and living abroad for some time i did not look after my medication correctly.
I have been on statins regularly for the last 6yr now.
I have always been very active and have an ok diet, but early last year i felt exercising was getting alot more difficult so went to the doctors to explain i was having problems breathing with excertion.
My mum has had angina since the age of 30 and had a bypass at 42, so i explained this and asked for a stress test, after being refused and given an inhaler eventually they agreed.
It didnt go well and i was referred for an angiogram, which showed that i have 3 damaged and blocked arteries. They have tried to stent but decided that it is too high risk so i now have to go for a heart bypass.
As you can imagine im not looking forward to this and cant help but feel that i am too young, for such surgery`
Any experiences anyone has i would be grateful?