My operation in France - Triple heart bypass

The inside story of readers who have had operations in France... We will be covering six different operations in coming months. Series by Gillian Harvey

When David De La Haye, 61, from Vienne began to feel tired in the afternoons, he put it down to lack of fitness. But a trip to the hospital revealed that three of the four main arteries to his heart were blocked

Initial Symptoms

My wife Lyn and I moved to France in July 2016, having spent nine years volunteering in Uganda. We’ve taken on quite a renovation project here, so I was doing a lot more physical work than usual.

Even so, I was surprised to find myself completely exhausted by 15.00 every day.

But I put it down to lack of fitness and resolved to start building my strength up.

In April 2017, we had arranged to pick up some furniture from a local seller, so set off with our ...

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