Nice to hear from you and better still to hear you are finally seeing some great improvement. What are they saying about getting you started on rehab? I would think that is next. As anyone will tell you, getting the INR settled really does take time and of course it is going to move around with what you eat etc. Continued good luck on your recovery.
A possible side affect of Amioderone can be nausea but I would think they wouldn't be keeping you on that drug too terribly long. It can have really nasty side affects. I was on it for just a week and that was enough for me. Really hope you get a grip on the nausea because you do need to eat well to get your strength back and to offset the affects of the drugs.
My husband and I laughed a lot when I was in the hospital because of all the situations I found myself in. I was so fortunate that he spent mostly every waking hour with me so it was like having my own personal assistant.
Keep working with that spirometer. Cheryl, Ontario
Nice to hear from you. Recovery sure does have its ups and downs so hopefully soon you'll be on the up end for good. No doubt the nausea is caused by some drug you are taking but then narrowing it down isn't always easy. Are you managing to get your walking in regularly? Wishing you good health. Cheryl, Ontario
Glad you're back. Great news. You did good!
I forgot about the fridge thing and you are right - two hands people. Even now I find it's easier if I use two hands to open really heavy doors otherwise it seems only half of me moves and it hurts still.
Thanks for the update Victoria. I was getting worried so I was really relieved when I saw your message in my guestbook. Sounds as if things went okay. When you are up to it you'll have to write and tell us all about your experience. For now, just get home to what's familiar and comfortable. You are joining a long list of post-ops - been there - done that. Welcome. Cheryl, Ontario
Did you have your surgery on 2/4? How are you doing? I certainly understand not keeping up the journal during surgery and early recovery. My wife did that for me. Just wanted to see how you are. Are you the Victoria that posted on my guestbook today? Praying for you strength, grace and healing.
hi vicki. im so sorry i just deleted your email from my spam. then i realized that i had contacted you !im sorry! haha. can you resend it? maybe use heart surgery as a subject line so it comes in my regular box. thanks ,jeff
good luck to you.youll be fine! i ahd my aorta replaced last year and im up to full speed again! btw you mentioned you were diagnosed at a young age, how long did it last before getting worse? i assume i was born with mine also, but it was found at age 40.which was 5 years before my surgery. firstname.lastname@example.org
There is lots of support on this site and many who are going to be there to help you through. Once you have a date you're more than halfway there. Before you know it you will be writing in as a survivor. Waiting and thinking is so stressful. Good luck. Cheryl, Ontario
Hi Vickey. I hope you know that I love you dearly. I am sure that the anticipation for your surgery has you a little anxious. My faith is in the Lord. He will continue to be your source for comfort. I am here for you and your family, so please don't hesitate to use me. Please don't forget to let me know the day & time for the surgery. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Love you. Stacy
It's good to meet you. I know you must feel some apprehension because of the delays and the uncertainty of upcoming surgery. That's all normal. Just have confidence in your medical team - these guys are AMAZING! You're in good hands and you'll be on your way to recovery in no time!
Your family & friends will be there to support you all the way. I'm sure your recovery will go well you are a very strong woman. We will be by your side for any and everything you need. Stay strong and most of all stay with prayer. We all love ya!Ree
I'm hoping you will soon show us you are alright by signing in. You will have great support here on this site by so many who have been there. Adam is a wealth of information and you can't beat that. Hope your recovery is going well. Cheryl,Ontario
you will do great! one thing though i have found women tend to have a little more tenderness since we have larger breasts than men, gravity takes hold of the incision. so take it easy, you will be up and running in a few weeks!