Hi everyone. I am so glad to have found this site. I am 65 with diabetes for almost 49 years. I don't smoke. I am 80% blocked in the abdominal aorta but also in the iliac arteries on both sides with stents twice on the right side and once on the left.
I am trying to hold off on getting an aortobifemoral bypass. I hear it is a horribly hard surgery to go through epecially for a diabetic. My VS doctor is going to try and re-stent in left iliac artery next month. The blockage in the abdominal aorta is leaning to the left so between the iliac and that one, I have more pain on the left side. I do walk 1 hr. four mornings a week but the cramping in the left hip is getting more painful.
I'd like to hear from any ladies that have gone through this. Also anyone who has had a bifemoral bypass already. I hope the re-stenting will work to buy me some time. Thanks everyone in advance!!