It's been a while since I've been regularly posting on the heart valve blog here.
Hope all is well with you and your family.
How are you doing in your OHS recovery Sara?
Please know that the Lord Jesus is continually holding on to you, walking with you every step of the way as you traverse life's journey.
Patricia posted a note for Sara that says:
Sorry about the back pain. I too have always slept on my side and it seems like a month of painful nights on my back is like realigning a back that was fine before surgery. Please check with your doctor because what I am writing is my cardiologist opinion. He said if I roll onto my side, the cartilage and wire will form into a peak (like the top of a roof) and it could cause pain for the rest of my life. That motivated me to find some way to make it work. I get some relief with a favorite pillow and a soft lumbar pillow under my knees. It's been 4 weeks and 6 days and I have had a whole week of relatively pain free sleeping. It used to hurt like crazy. Hope you have some relief soon or your doctor has the answer.
Praying for you and thinking about you Sara.
Hoping that your surgery went well and that you will have a complete and total recovery.
Peace and blessings to you and your family my fellow Heart Warrior! ♥️
Linda Griffin posted a note for Sara that says:
I had minimally invasive mitral valve repair last month. I am in the process of starting cardiac rehab. I was out of the hospital in 3 days. I have deep faith and had a "peace that surpasses all understanding." The doctors and nurses felt I did great. My incision is under my arm and healing very well. I needed support with cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, taking me to appointments etc. because of fatigue and difficulty moving about but that was my only complaint. Each day gets better. I am a high energy person so I am learning to be patient. Minimal pain was controlled by Tylenol. My surgery was successful and yours will be too!
Lisa Guinan posted a note for Sara that says:
Welcome Sara. Your story sounds very similar to mine. I have OHS on Tue. My sister had her mitral replaced 5 weeks ago. She went first for me and I’ll go first for you. This site is a great support mechanism. For some reason I always thought it was more common for people to have mitral issues, but I’m learning from this site there are more people with aortic issues. Guess that makes us special 😊