Terrie Syvertsen posted a note for Nitin that says:
Hello Nitin- Just read your update and I can't imagine running at 6-7wks. let alone into a smoke filled building but I would have done it to to save my dog and Kat as well. Good Man! I also felt for you as you shared the bumps you were dealing with so soon after surgery. My husband Gary and I were taking a walk along the sidewalk of the small community park across the street from us(My first week home from the hospital), which is shaped like a square and since I had done it once the day before I was sure this day would be a repeat. The first time out I could only make it down one side of the square. I felt I would try the next(Goal of course to complete the square at the end of the week or not!!! I was clutching my "Heart Pillow" as I waved to my dog "Hunter" sitting back on the porch in our front yard with our neighbor who had watched out for him while I was in the hospital having the same surgery as yourself. I made it down the block with Gary walking beside me with a few of the neighbors coming over to share in the moment of "yeah! It is over and I will be back on my bike in no time". I made it about 20 steps and began getting that feeling of a racing heart then soon felt like I was going to drop so began to head back for home with Gary close by. I have had
SVT's also since just before my surgery and it reacts the same as A-fib which is what I was also experiencing but didn't know it. Long story short, I ended up leaving Hunter with the neighbor as Gary and I made it over to the ER to find I was experiencing first, minor A-fib incidence and while there, another arrhythmia with a heart beat that wouldn't reset itself so I spent the day mostly there where I was checked out. What a complete "Bummer" to be hitting one of those bumps that people talk about on our site especially since all had been going so well, huh? It is important to look at the fact that the "aggravation" our bodies have gone through and the time we need to really "Heal" from this new addition to our hearts is different for everyone and it is a unique part of our individual Journey that we need to understand and honor as we each take the time to let ourselves mend. It will continue to get better Nitin. Believe. Our brains which can become sucker punched from anesthesia will clear, vision problems, All of these "little bumps" need time and yes sometimes medications to right itself and the biggest need is to be patient with ourselves and let our spirits keep strong while "Time Heals all Wounds"? I hope your path continues to go uphill, that your Faith remains strong and your Support from those you love and all of us here in your community are able to help lift you up when you need it most. One day at a time the healing will continue to surprise you. Take care and be well.
Carlos posted a note for Nitin that says:
Hello Nitin my name is Carlos. It's quite sobering to read your post. I'm scheduled to have my aortic valve replaced January 14th and like you I've read about so many people doing great that it was tough to read your post. I think however it's important for everyone including our loved ones to understand just how difficult and complex this surgery is and should not be taken lightly. Please continue to post your story and stay strong! Although I don't know you you'll be in my prayers going forward...one day at a time Nitin, you'll get through it! God Bless!!!