First: Thank you Lord for everything! Ive been so busy with my family and kids doing what i love, coaching baseball for my son Ethan and softball for my beautiful daughter Kiara. Yesterday was my 3 1/2 week visit with my surgeon, and yes!! he released me to go back to work next Monday, he told me i was doing great, keep walking every day, this week ive been walking 2 miles in 30 minutes, no feeling tired or short of breath at all, my BP is good, my heart rate normal, Im still trying to ignore the noise from it lol, everyone around me can hear it. Still having some headaches here in there he told me its normal, eventually they will go away. I hope everyone of you is recuperating quick and without setbacks, my family and i are praying for all of us. Please keep strong and keep Jesus in your strong healthy hearts. God bless you all.
2 weekes post-surgery. After leaving the hospital and having just a couple of little setbacks i can tell you guys im feeling really good, sleeping better, caughing less every day, headaches here and there and some times sob but just for a few minutes. Im still mantaining my weight, my morning and eve walks are beter and making me feel well, can not sleep on my back just yet, still sleeping in my reclainer, my bp, heart rate , sugar are greta or i should say the way my surgeon need them to be. Some times i feel some strange pain in my chest and n my shoulders dont know if its normal anyways big THANKS TO JESUS for being there all the way, for helping me and my family! thank you guys for all your prayers, you all always in our prayeres! keep strong, keep praying even during those painful days GOD is with oyu and hell always bethere for all of us.
I hope everyone its gettting beter every day. God is great and hes with us! I have been doing better and better thank you lord, The past 4 days have been the best no more caughing, my bp and everthing else are good, so thank you jesus and thank/you guys for all your prayers!!!! Keep praying, keep strong and God bless you all.
I went to watch my little boy Ethan play baseball yesterday evening, felt great weather was perfect. This am my morning walk was good still 10 pds lighter yay!! Coughing less and no much pain so my last 3 days after the last visit to the hospital have been excellent. Being positive believing in God, meds on time and reading from you guys make all this possible. I understand we all heal different because our ages, health condition before surgery, life style and so on. Trust God, every time your in pain (remember there are others suffering more than our own situation) be strong! Pray, exercise and talk to your family. All that have helped me trough the first 8 days of surgery. I hope you all have a great weekend! I love you all, God bless you, Keep strong .
7th day post op. Reading all the positive stuff from you guys bring tears to my eyes! Thank you Lord for all of you, I slept so good last night thanks to Jessi my wife and some tweaks in meds. I had a chest X-ray yesterday and I have of course fluids build up in both lungs but coughing it out has become EASIER and faster, my am walk was great I can breath well. Lost 10 pds!! Went form 200 to 190 yay Jessi is mad lol. Thank you Jesus for everything, for everyone of you, for this website and for the chance to breath and enjoy life one breath at the time. I keep praying for all here and everywhere else that are on the same path! Jesus got this! Keep strong friends and God bless you all
Day 6 post surgery, I hope everyone is doing well! Thanks for all the prayers and support God is all around us and is helping me as well as all of you friends. My morning walk was good I felt tired but I'm happy with it, my chest looks good , I'm still coughing stuff out and still hurt but it's becoming much easier to handle the pain some times, some times I feel like I can breath really really good and some times it's hard to and harder to take a deep breath, can't sleep but may be 4 hours at night in the am the headaches are horrible , I get down and frustrated say a little prayer and I go on but always thankful to My lord Jesus for the opportunity to keep fighting to get better. I don't know what I will do without my beautiful wife Jessica she's my best friend and I know she's hurting when she knows I'm in pain so pls say a little prayer for her. Thank you again friends for everything, let's keep getting stronger and let's keep praying for everyone . God bless you all
Doing ok today. The coughing is the only thing that hurts me. Can anyone tell me how long the cough last. I'm using the incentive spirometer to help me deep breath frequently but the cough causes such
horrible pain. Hope everyone is doing well and I'll continue the prayers for all.
Alfonso is doing good this morning. Minor set back with bleeding around one of his tubes but it's fixed and he's resting. They are going to take his femoral line iv out this morning and get him up to the chair. He looks tired but good. Thanks for the prayers.
This is Alfonso's wife again. He's doing good. Still in the PACU due to no beds available at this time. He's awake and talking. He's having pain but handling it well. I know he will heal fast. Thank you all for the prayers. This site has helped so much leading up to this point and I know you all will keep him going. Thanks again this man is the light of my life and I don't know what I would do without him. We will be praying for you all as well. Thanks again.
Had my Heart cath done yesterday, Dr told us no blockages and most important my heart still in good condition, thank you lord for all that. So now 6 days till surgery.
Hope and praying that everyone is doing well, God bless you all.
Good morning! I finally got the call, My Aortic Valve Replacement surgery is schedule for May 14th, I am really nervous about it, I don't know why cuz I have been reading a bunch about it, I guess its normal. just a heads up need prayers. Have a great day friends