Else Reed posted a note for Dylan that says:
Dylan— It looks like you had mitral valve repair done minimally invasive robotically assisted. Me too. Question: how long before your right side feels normal again? It all feels really tight for me.
I feel like my right lung is contained in straps with a brick on it when I try to sleep. My surgery was may 3rd. Thanks!
Pat Ahern posted a note for Dylan that says:
Hi Dylan. I'm from Cork, Ireland,aged 57. I had a s similar diagnosis as you, and underwent a MV repair just 3 months ago. It was not a robotic procedure, I had the full sternum break etc., but I have to say that it went quite straightforwardly. My recovery has been on schedule and I begin a phased return to work next week. yes it is uncomfortable, yes there is a lot of soreness, but medication and painkillers will make it very bearable, and relaxing enough to pace my recovery was one of the biggest tasks - my body kicked back whenever I tried too hard. I wish you luck, but have little doubt that you will have a speedy and full recovery.
All the best