Open heart surgery/trouble breathing

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Registered: 12-31-1969
Open heart surgery/trouble breathing
Mon, 01-05-2004 - 12:25pm
Okay. I lost my mom four months ago due to complications from open heart surgery.

She had been having problems breathing and tired easily so the doctors told her she needed a new heart valve. She agreed to have the surgery and the surgery went well. However the next day and from then on, she was still having trouble breathing. The doctors still did not know the reason for her not being able to breathe. I know when I was little she used to smoke heavily but she quit in 1989 of her own will.

With her gone, I'm still wondering what may have caused her not to breathe properly even after she had the heart surgery.

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Registered: 09-30-2003
Sat, 01-24-2004 - 10:55am