Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Bypass surgery sites

  1. #1
    Member BPKquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    8
    Just returned from Miami where my husband had a triple bypass and valve repair. He's now supposed to do the low sodium/low cholesterol diet. There are so many on-line sites with information about diet, personality change, etc. Any proven sites from those of you have gone through this? On a humorous note, the sheet from the hospital had a check off of what he could do. Bathing, mild exercise, lifting, etc. were checked. The vacuum category was left unchecked! Must have been a man who did this!!

  2. #2
    Super Member cherylynne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    1,748
    My husband had bypass surgery 12 years ago. We just read the lables on everything. Shopping takes longer at first. Wishing him a speedy recovery!!

  3. #3
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,472
    I don't know a specific site for that but I have a suggestion for you.
    Check out your local hospitals to see if they offer classes for you both. Most hospitals have them and they are wonderful to learn new ways of living after heart surgery.
    I have found the Mayo Clinic's website really informative for many things too.
    Bless his heart (no pun intended), he's been through a lot!! Good luck to both of you!

  4. #4
    Super Member Joanie2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    American Canyon, CA
    Posts
    1,052
    Blog Entries
    3
    check out www.bariatriceating.com
    All book called Before & After by Susan Maria Leach

  5. #5
    Super Member Quilter7x's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    north east
    Posts
    8,780
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    I don't know a specific site for that but I have a suggestion for you.
    Check out your local hospitals to see if they offer classes for you both. Most hospitals have them and they are wonderful to learn new ways of living after heart surgery.
    I have found the Mayo Clinic's website really informative for many things too.
    Bless his heart (no pun intended), he's been through a lot!! Good luck to both of you!
    I agree with Sue, the hospital should have programs he can attend. Anything events he can attend to learn as much about how to live after a bypass will help him tremendously.

  6. #6
    Super Member Country1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    2,435
    Had mine 3yrs ago at the age of 38. My heart mds gave me wonderful info. Also check with your local health dept. My cardiologist also sent me to visit a diatetion and has a healthy hearts support group that meets monthly. If your husband has to go to cardiac rehab, they helped me alot. And of course the American Heart Association is good. Good luck. My husband and I are both nurses and still had a hard time at 1st. Almost forgot our insurance company sent some good info too. Good luck and God bless!!!... you both

  7. #7
    Super Member Furza Flyin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    1,095
    Blog Entries
    1
    Here is a hint: Most salt is added by habbit. Take the salt out of the salt shaker, its better if its not see through like glass, and replace it with rice. You get the sound and feel of shaking salt, but no salt. :) Worked for my uncle as long as he was home. When he went out things became too salty and he started cutting back even more. He never knew about the rice. :)

  8. #8
    Senior Member KarenSimon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    sunny and WARM Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    747
    DH had double bypass surgery 15 years ago. As part of his out-patient care he had to attend cardiac rehab classes at the hospital. It was 6 weeks long and the spouse was supposed to attend as many as possible. We learned a lot about the future.
    At his last check up his cardiologist said he was his (the doctor's) best patient. BTW DH was 47 years old at the time of surgery.

  9. #9
    Member BPKquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    8
    Thank you for the replies. We have two hospitals within 30 miles. I wouldn't have thought to check there for classes. He doesn't have to attend rehab, so it's up to us to be proactive.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.