Well for the past 5 days I have felt terrible. I can barely eat anything and have been experiencing stomach cramps. The last time I experienced these syntoms was when I had over 500cc of fluid around my heart and they had to do emergency surgery. So today I went to our local hospital for an echo. It took 15 minutes. They said I have no fluid around my heart and sent me home. When I was at Duke the echo took 45 minutes and was very detailed. I feel horrible and very nervous that my small town local hospital might have missed something. My mom doesn't think so though and keeps saying we are not going back to duke. Because I have been a patient there to many times. I don't know what to do. I just want to feel better.
I had a 3rd OHS on March 4th. I was told that if I did not have the surgery done that Friday i would not have made it passed the weekend. I am in a lot of pain and tired. But I am taking it one day at a time. I go back to duke for my post op appointment on Thursday.
Being admitted to the hospital tomorrow afternoon!
Journal posted on February 8, 2016
I will be admitted at Duke hospital tomorrow afternoon! I will be meeting with me heart care team. Surgery to replace both my aortic and mitral valves will be Wednesday morning!! I am so ready to be on the road to recovery and hopeful feel better than I have in years!!