Nikki, I had two stents implanted about a year ago, one was for 95% blockage and one for 90% blockage. They put me on plavix
, blood thinner, and aspirin
and after six months or so I had a lower intestinal bleed due to the blood thinner and I lost five units of blood in less than one hour and was rushed to hospital where I was repeatedly told that I was very, very sick. They were wonderful to me and I survived it all after one week in the ICU
. I do watch everything I eat and have eliminated saturated fats and hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated foods altogether. My exercise is limited to work around the house but it seems sufficient. This is after stent emplacement rather than instead of. I don't know how it will all work out long term, but, I have placed my life in Gods hands. I'll pray for your mom. God bless.