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The cardiologist refused to do open heart surgery at that time and placed 2 stents. He told me that I would need to come back in thirty days to do phase two because I had two more blockages that I needed fixed. I went back on July 12, 2011 and they found that my main artery was 90% blocked and he placed a stent there along with 4 more stents in my right coronary artery. During the time that he was putting the stent in my main artery, I did have a mild heart attack. During both cardiac caths, the doctor stated that he did not know why I had not had a heart attack before and both times he refused to do open heart surgery. He stated that I was too young. Since then, I am in the process of quitting smoking and trying to lose weight - which is hard. I now take an 81mg aspirin regularly. I have a lot of family support but they sometimes treat me as if I am fragile. I love them all but I wish things could be different. It should be me that worries about them, not them worrying about me."
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