Pam St Jude valve posted a note for Tee that says:
I have a ST Jude valve since 2010. I want to say the tramadol I take for other aches makes me restless also. I suggest you don’t take it at night. In the morning it gives me a boost just a half tablet. Then same in afternoon. So the side effects of this drug I believe is your sleep disturbance. It gives me energy after 1-2 hrs of taking then decreases after 4-5 hrs. Doing well but don’t think I can hop on the horse again.
Laura Perez Aoki posted a note for Tee that says:
Hi. Youmentioned that you had to be in the ICU a little bit longer for heart rate control one of the medications that you use for heart rate control is amiodarone I’m wondering if you have a phlebitis from your amiodarone you should probably go see one of your physicians and have them do an ultrasound
Hi Tee Ad my fellow Marylander!
Praying for a successful surgery for you today and a complete and total recovery afterwards. I had mitral valve repair surgery on November 19, 2018 at University of Maryland Medical Center in downtown Baltimore.
I'm now about 7 1/2 weeks post op and getting better each day God gives to me.
Stay strong. You're in good hands at the Cleveland Clinic.
I look forward to you posting on here once you are on the recovery side.
Peace and blessings to you my fellow Heart Warrior!
Debbie Moriarty posted a note for Tee that says:
Wishing you the best on your upcoming surgery! Glad you are getting it all taken care of!! I, too, had the maze procedure which I was very excited about! Eventually I will be able to drop a couple of meds!!
Lisa Guinan posted a note for Tee that says:
Mitral issues run in my family too. My sister had hers replaced 7 weeks before my surgery. I was lucky enough to have mine repaired. She’s 71 and I’m 54. I’m almost 8 weeks post op. So far so good with no complications. You’ll be on the recovery side before you know it.
Rob Sparling posted a note for Tee that says:
Tee, you are in the best hands! CC w/ Dr. Gillinov is a combo that is especially hard to beat! Let go and trust the team. Visualize the future. Dig in, pray hard and get to the other side. We look forward to hearing about your journey!
Brian Havlin posted a note for Tee that says:
Hi Tee-one thing for certain is you found an awesome surgeon! Dr. Gillinov repaired my mitral valve on 11/26. He used a robotic procedure. Everything went pretty smoothly and I'm about 30 days into my recovery. For me, the recovery has taken a bit longer than I anticipated. The Cleveland Clinic is top notch and you will have excellent care! Hope you have a great Christmas!