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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul. 13, 2011
    East Longmeadow, MA

    Default Inoperable claudication

    Mods may pull this because it's not me, it's my 88 year old Dad. But he loves my horse, calls him his grandhorse.

    I am just so very sad. Claudication is a condition where the arteries in your legs have a buildup of plaque, caused by artherosclerosis. Usual cure is surgical - they either put in a stent or do a bypass. They won't operate due to serious risk factors - hhis age and general state of health. There's a drug but they won't give it to him due to potential serious liver damage. So there's nothing they can do. He can't walk much without serious pain and I believe it will only get worse. I love him so much, cannot imagine my life without him.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 8, 2004
    Baltimore, MD


    That sucks. I would Dr shop for a while. Jingles.

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