Jan 20, 2012 - 12:06 am
Larry is having cardiac bypass surgery tomorrow am. He has no history of cardiac issues, has had no chest pain, and periodic treadmill stress tests have been fine. He started coughing and having trouble breathing Monday afternoon and was found to have fluid in his lungs. Nothing to do with EC. He's felt fine since the fluid was eliminated, but progressive tests indicated significant cardiac artery blockage. Another whiplash-"I can't believe this is happening moment" So after many tests and consults the decision was made by cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, and his oncologist and him and our family that the surgery gives him the best chance of longer quality of life time on both fronts We're grateful they don't consider Stage IV EC patients as throw-aways.