Originally Posted by downsouth
How old were you when you had your bypass, how long ago. If you don't mind. If so I understand.
57. I have the dubious distinction of having lasted the longest of all my male relatives without surgery or heart attacks.
An uncle dead at 37. My dad had his first bypass at about 41. He was one of the experiments in '69. All my uncles on the paternal side were likewise affected.
I knew it was comming, I just didn't know when.
BTW....I NEVER had chest pains! I never had a heart attack. My symptoms were lack of energy, and an increasing inability to do any physical activity.
Genes and diet. There's your clue. DO NOT wait for something major to happen. Catch it early and they can do things that are a lot less invasive than breaking your chest open and pulling your heart out to get at the back.
Believe me, it's very uncomforatable.