Hello all! My wife had double by-pass surgery in 2007 at the age of 39 because of a 75% blockage in the widow maker. Heart disease runs on her father's side of the family. She never had any indications that some thing was wrong; normal blood pressure and cholesterol. Since the surgery, of course, she has not been the same physically. My wife had always been active (military), not overweight and eats very healthy. Problem is, she is ALWAYS tired. She complains that she is "drained" with flu-like symptoms. She doesn't sleep well, has dizzy spells, can't focus, forgetful... She tries to exercise but makes her feel worse. She does fight the feeling and walk the dog here and there hoping it will make her feel better... Very concerned! We've seen her doctor and have had a lot tests done but nothing... She still has 20% and 50% blockage that the doc said they won't do anything with unless they get to be a bigger blockage. It was a doctor's hunch that they found the blockage even after passing a stress test and still going forward with an angiogram because she was her loosing her breath while exercising. This has been going on since 2007...View Thread
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