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Hello all. A little over 5 years ago I had triple bypass surgery. At that time I was working at a local hospital and when I went back to work following the surgery I was talking to a nurse who asked me if I felt depressed. Surprisingly enough she was right, I did feel depressed, and she proceeded to tell me that anyone who has open heart surgery experiences the emotional trauma similar to a broken heart. I suffered greatly after the surgery and had to stay in the hospital twice as long as most patients due to complications. The entire experience really rocked me to my core. Now it's 5 years later and I'm still not over it. Not only am I severely depressed I have gained about 50 lbs since having the surgery, which isn't a good thing to have when you have a heart condition. So I'm wondering if anyone else who may be reading this that has had open heart surgery is experiencing anything similar? I'd be interested in what you've been going through. Thanks.
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