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Anyone know anything about femoral bypass?

(10 Posts)
Badvoc Mon 07-Jan-13 21:11:07

I have sent her the link to that site, thank you.
She actually said last night that she "wasn't sure if she was having the op"
<bangs head on wall>
Am so annoyed with the gp.....physio fgs!

CabbageLeaves Mon 07-Jan-13 20:52:21

I wish I could reassure you. It is obviously a risk.

NHS do lots of stop smoking initiatives. She stands far better chance using those

Badvoc Mon 07-Jan-13 20:49:48

Thank you cabbage x
She has had lots of ill health - all my life really (hysterectomy x 2 prolapse repair x 2) and lots of other minor ops but this is the first time I have been really really worried iyswim?
Oh, and my dad has got digestive issues and has just had to have an endoscopy and has been dx as having bacteria in his intestine (?)
Sigh...

Badvoc Mon 07-Jan-13 20:46:38

I know...I have been begging both my parents to quit since I was a child...sad
She will have to now.
She has no choice.
I have been reading and am worried about the risk of her losing her leg...she had varicose vein surgery 20 odd years ago so this isn't the first issue she has had with veins in her legs.
The first gp she saw sent her for physio...which of course made things 10 x worse sad
She isn't overweight thank goodness - if anything the opposite so I hope that will be in her favour.

CabbageLeaves Mon 07-Jan-13 20:45:38

bit of a friendlier site

Worrying when your parents are ill OP. I hope her op goes well

CabbageLeaves Mon 07-Jan-13 20:42:31

Smoking is the cause and she urgently needs to quit (I know it's hard)

Fem to fem crossover info here

Badvoc Mon 07-Jan-13 20:36:12

Thanks digerd.
She can't have the balloon proceedure as the blockage is far too large apparently...it's taken the GPS so long to send her for referral that the damage has been done I think sad

digerd Mon 07-Jan-13 20:20:50

ps " stenting"

digerd Mon 07-Jan-13 20:20:15

Saw a documentary on TV of it being done, from the lower stomach to both upper leg arteries.
My DB had blocked femoral arteries, but after the angiogram, they said he didn't need it just both blowing through and tenting, which he had done 13 years ago.

Badvoc Mon 07-Jan-13 17:37:31

My mum needs one.
She is, obv worried and needs to stop smoking also which she will find very hard.
Any advice/tips gratefully recieved...

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