Has anyone experienced nerve damage after bypass or other chest/heart surgery? 9 1/2 months ago after my CABGx4, I noticed a droopy eyelid. Still have it. Eye doctor says it's not Horner's Syndrome, which from reading on the Internet, happens sometimes with chest surgeries. My surgeon said Horner's Syndrome was "very rare." OK, but it still happens. Vision not affected. OTC med "Clear Eyes" will open the eye so it doesn't look like I'm exhausted on that side of my face, but it only lasts a couple of hours. Don't like using it every day. ALSO, my cousin experienced nerve damage in her foot after her bypass; not sure if it's on the same side as where they took the vein. Been over 3 years for her and she still has a droopy foot but at least she can drive again now.
Wondering just how common this is, and is it permanent? I feel worse after the CABGx4 then I did prior to, even tho I had a mild HA. I wonder sometimes if I should have gone on with the bypass surgery but what's done is done. Barb