Is there a way to prevent blood clots BEFORE surgery? I have been pretty winded and tire easily. I have been told by my pacer doc he wants to add a new wire to my pacer defib. But there are three things I need to know. There is a 66 percent chance it will work it could also not work and the first time I got my pacer the leads came loose and had to be rethreaded and that is when I originally got the clots. I have been clot free for a year now. I only take baby asprin nothing else. And there is a chance I could get clots again.
If there is no way to prevent blood clots during surgery then I think I won't do the extra wire. My son is in college and I don't want anything to jeopardize that. I don't want to take the chance of dying during his freshman year in college.
I only get winded now going up and down stairs. I seem fine otherwise. I am being tested Thurs to make sure that all my arteries and veins are good. So they can thread it when they are ready. I have to keep a journal till Nov 11 to tell when I get winded and what I am doing. And then we will decide.
I am also going to be more committed at trying to take weight off too. Right now I am at 204.