Hi warriors ! 8 days post op mini thorocotomy .AVR Fatigue dissipating daily. Incision has no pain. BP spiked significantly and feel hot. The people at UT Southwestern are changing my BP meds and they seem to be responding.Physiologic changes from sudden
This was my first post op day. The smile may have been influenced by some dilaudid. The surgery went well Dr Doolhab was able to get things done via a 3 inch incision in my upper chest wall. The most uncomfortable thing was the chest tube . Man that hurt.
In with a new Richards bioprosthetic valve
Out with the decrepit old valve
This was taken the morning of surgery September 8 th. I was feeling positive energy knowing I had the power of prayer behind me. I had traveled from El Paso to Dallas with my wife and three kids. The day before I had my pre op visit with Dr Neelan Doohlab