Is the recovery experience post-open-heart surgery different for men than women? It took me 3 months because of infection, and bouts of crying for no reason at all, constipation, fatigue, you name it!
I understand open heart surgery has come a long way since I had it, (1996, this is 2013) but, in what way? Do men go through the same type of normal reactions, i.e., depression, longer recovery time v.s. shorter recovery?? I haven't kept up with the latest techniques, but how much different is open heart surgery done today, compared to 1996?
Are the symptoms of depression, fatigue, crying, and rehabilitation different and better today? Do they still really saw your chest open? I am curious because heart disease runs in the family history and two siblings in their early 60's are going to have bypass operations. One is a quad. What is it to expect today, compared to what I as a female underwent in 1996?
Do men recover faster, the same emotionally, as women. Lot of questions here, but I'm really scared for by siblings.View Thread