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Back on 19th January I had an Angiogram and was told by the Dr that he was recommending I see a Cardiac Surgeon as he felt I needed a bypass. 4 days later I had a Stroke, although not taken into hospital by the ambulance (they didn't diagnose a stroke) I 'slept on it' and was taken to A & E by my formidable sister who after going head to head with the Dr there they kept me overnight (on a bed at the back of A & E) I was admitted to the (we are not sure ward) and 4 days after the stroke and after my MRI was read I was transfered to a specialist stroke ward at a different hospital and it was confirmed as a stroke. I am incredibly lucky as I had limited long term damage and am back to work and back to driving. I do believe that the asprin I had been taking for my heart problems helped.
The Drs will not connect the Angiogram and the stroke as they were 4 days apart but I am convinced they are connected.
I saw the Cardiac Surgeon in March who confirmed that my only real option was a single bypass but had to wait till June. anyway I have my pre op appointment next Mon (22nd) and am petrified of the op but know it is the only option.
I just wish someone would connect the Angiogram and the stroke as I am sure that I am not THAT unlucky!!!
I will update after the pre op appointment.
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