In May of 2005 I had a quad by-pass. Ever since I have had problems in my chest such as snapping and pops where I can actually see something under the skin bumping up and down. Complained to my doctors with no results. In the meantime all four of my by-passes have failed and I go in next week to have another by-pass surgery and to have the sternum repaired. It is now in five seperate pieces and I have been told that the bone will never heal. The surgeon says that he will put it back together with steel mesh and wires.
Has anyone else ever had this problem?
Right now I feel very alone and very scared. I have been told that I am high risk but that the sternum needs to be repaired because it is causing problems. And that I don't qualify for stents as I am plugging in places where stents won't fit.
I tried to research split sternum on the internet with vitually no results. Just that it happens four to five percent of the time.
Thank you all for any help.