Tee Ad posted a note for Cathy that says:
I'm having my mitral valve surgery Jan 10th also! I hope the anticipation isn't getting to you too much. I find myself just having a bit more problems sleeping and feeling maybe oh a tad grumpier with people! Where are you having your surgery done? My twin had his done 15 years ago at the Cleveland Clinic, so I decided to go back there, although I live in MD.
Best of luck!
Tee Ad (Tina Adler)
Richard posted a note for Cathy that says:
Hi Cathy, I had open mitral valve repair 5/11/2018. The actual procedure went well and I had very little pain afterwards. It was hard at first, as I had some rhythm issues. It took a few weeks to clear up those, but it was not abnormal. I was not told how prevalent those kind of issues are. Eventually I felt more and more normal, and I strongly recommend following the guidelines on post surgical care and rehab. I had a friend that went back to work too soon, did not go to rehab, plus he smokes and is not doing as well.
Big milestones were 1 week, 6 weeks and 6 months. I felt some significant progress at these points. I am working out 5 days a week and still improving.