5 weeks post op today. Started cardiac rehab today and am so glad I did. Went for my post op appointment and everything looks great. Chest X-ray and echo done. No leaking noted . Everything looks good. Thanks for this group s support. You all are amazing.
Yesterday was one of those days. Had labored breathing and in pain.I think I overdid it trying to help my son finish up his project which was due. Spent most of my day in bed. Just walked around the house and took my pain meds. Hoping to get up and walk outside today. Whenever I take the metoprolol in the morning makes me dizzy and blurry. Feeling some numbness and sensitivity near my right groin incision. Hoping for a better day today
My surgery was a success. The surgeon was able to repair the valve . I developed some fluids to my right lungs and was not able to breathe without oxygen so Friday they did thoracentesis to pull out the fluids and by Sarturday I could breathe on my on. Spent a total of 5 days in the hospital. Was discharged on Monday and so far so good. I was able to start eating well on Monday After the nausea decreased. I am on tramadol for pain and so far I take it twice a day. Yesterday went for a walk with my husband and I did well. Didn’t have a lot dizziness.Dr smith and staff at Baylor heart Plano gave me excellent care. Lastly I want to thank all of you for the support throughout this journey. As we continue to recover and encourage each other.
pre-op testing complete. Ready for the big day.Everyone is anxious and ready to get it over with. thank you all for the support. this group is amazing . I got a lot of knowledge from here and i have faith that all will be well
hi, am scheduled for pre op testing tomorrow then surgery on Wednesday. Am getting anxious about the upcoming surgery but at the same time i cant wait for this to be over. i informed my 9year old son and he told me not to worry hell help me get up i need to, hahaha.
hi saw the surgeon yesterday and he ordered a CT scan so he can know how to proceed . i felt sad again. He said i have to have surgery within next 3 months . date not scheduled yet. Was hoping to do it when kids are out for summer since my kids go to school but will wait and see
hi I am 36 years old. I went to see my PCP for my annual check up and she noted a murmur. I was referred to a cardiologist . The echocardiogram showed severe mitral valve regurgitation. I have been referred to the cardiac surgeon Dr Robert smith for further evaluation,. It was shocking to me because a live a healthy life style and have no symptoms except being fatigued all the time. I am glad I stumbled into this site and I have learned a lot from it. Has any one ever heard of Dr Robert smith from Baylor Plano. . I