SA RA If those skipped beats get too bad, ask for a 24 hour monitor to see how many of them you are having. If they get to be 15% of your heart beats, then go see Dr. W. Saliba at Cleveland Clinic. He fixed mine - I was having 32,000 a day and ready to throw in the towel - I could feel every one of them.
Don't know anything about your latest issue. Maybe someone else here can shed some light on it.
Hi I was reading your journal. I am nine months post mittral valve repair and still have missed beats. I had them before surgery along with extra beats, and I thought that would go away, but it doesn't look like it will. It is very distracting at times. I am trying not to pay attention to it. I still get a fast heart rate when I am up and moving. Everyone says this will all get better eventually. I was hoping all would be normal by now but I've bee told it can take up to a year. Good luck. Terry
So glad to hear that you're doing so well. Congratulations! And thanks for your encouragement. I am having my surgery on April 21st and can't wait to get it all behind me. Stay well and healthy.
Hi Sa, how funny that your sister-in-law teaches at CSU!!! ask her if she has ever eaten at Big City Burrito....how is it going, only one week left....I hope that there are no emergencies that would cause our surgerys to be postponed! it is hard enough waiting for one more week....I have cleaned out my closets at least twice, gotten a new library card, collected donations for the opera guild auction and so much more! but feels like time is standing still...am wondering if I should have my husband donate blood for the surgery...did you do anything like that? let me know how the waiting is going for you....Laurie C
Try to relax and take it day by day. Is there anything you really enjoy, like cooking or crafts that you could distract yourself with?? Maybe work on a list of things you can do when you are recovered and raring to go?? Possibly look into different relaxation techniques that will benefit you now and when you are in the hospital.....
I wish you all the best. You'll be ok and it sounds like you will be in excellent hands.
I live in Holyoke, MA and recently (Oct. 18)had my surgery at MA General. I looked at B and W also but because my cardiologist was so close to the surgeon at MA General I elected to go there. If B and W is anything close, which I believe it is, to the quality of MGH then you should have a great experience. My experience at MGH gave me new hope for the meical system. Everyone, from the people that transport you to the top surgeons where focused on what you need as a patient. They encourage you to ask lots of questions and listen to what you are saying.
Navigating Boston streets is difficult. I grew up in Chicago and have lived in Philadelpha and NYC. I do not understand the Boston system (if there is a system to the streets). Give yourself lots of time to travel.
I wish you well and positive energy.
Hi again Sa Ra, I have heard that your hospital is great! do you have to travel to get there?? I live in Colorado and am lucky enough to have a great program 10 minutes from my house. What are your plans between now and the 23rd?? seems like I am just killing time between now and then and that my life is on hold. Don't want to go anywhere that there are lots of people for fear of getting sick and having to reschedule. What kind of work do you do?? I own a small mom and pop restaurant with my husband, we do burritos. we have been there for 17 years, so I do have a manager who can help when i am in the hospital. How is your work going to be when you are out?? It is funny to have someone on the site who has the same date as me. I hope you write me back.. Laurie Cadwell
You will do just fine, SaRa. Its not all that bad, honestly. When I had my surgery June 2nd, I was blown away because it wasn't near as bad as I had imagined. But, I had myself a mess, too. But it was all for nothing. The people here on HVJ will help you through it all. They are wonderful caring individuals, and if it weren't for them, I don't know what I would have done. Keep the faith, all will turn out just great.
Hi Sa Ra, I wish you all the best luck...I too am having surgery on the 23rd. I am so nervous, trying to keep positive, but everytime my phone rings i jump, so I know I am anxious!! I have aortic stenosis, so a little different from yours...but will be thinking aoubt you. ..I will put my name oon your guestbook. laurie cadwell