I had my first stent placed with CABG procedure in May 2012. and at that point I already had one cardiac arrest and really wasn’t willing to risk my life any more. I can’t say that the recovery after first stent placement was easy - it was the complete opposite of that and precisely what you’d expect from the open heart surgery.

The problem I’m facing now is that my cardiologist called me two days ago and told me that one of the tests I had done last month shows that my stent has collapsed and is becoming useless, so he thinks my best option is to have another open heart stent placement. I don’t know if I can make through this second surgery.