- Mar 4, 2021
He is 72 and seemingly in good health (ran marathons, biked daily) until 20 months ago when he unexpectedly had bypass surgery after failing a stress test. He never quite recovered from the surgery...just continued to get weaker. We attributed to the surgery and COVID with gyms closed. When he fell 3 times in November and couldn't get up, we became quite concerned and he has been through dozens of tests including 3 EKGs, bone scans, MRIs and blood work. Dr. thinks stress of surgery advanced the disease. He's having a very hard time accepting the diagnosis and keeps going down rabbit holes looking for other explanations. Is this typically part of the journey? How do I best support him in the denial/anger stage? Also, he seems to respond well to PT -- is this normal? Thank you.