I had a mitral valve repair in 2018 and apart from ongoing migraines, I am going well. I have a question thought.
Is anyone having to take antibiotics before having their teeth cleaned? I am finding this is messing with my gut system and takes 6 months to return to normal when I am up for another clean. Has anyone found a solution to this problem? I am just about to see a dietitian to see if they have any answers.
I know I am always interested on how people are travelling 12 mths and longer after their heart surgery. Hopefully my experience gives others reassurance and hope. I found the surgery really tough and I have suffered optical migraines all year although the episodes are getting less frequent. I also had a micro bleed in my brain after the operation and was foggy for at least 6 months. I went back to work at 7 months and I found that challenging. I am a secondary art teacher. 12 months out and I feel back to my old self. In fact a better version. I have amazing energy and my brain function is as good if not better than before my operation. I have no regurgitation and my cardiologist doesn’t want to see me for 12 months. I wish everyone going through this process all the best and make sure you do your research so you get the best surgeon! I spent a lot of time finding mine.
Have my bags packed! Off to Italy and Spain on Saturday for a month; 25hour plane trip, Melb to Milan. Four months on from my mitral valve repair and all going well except for the weekly ocular migraines. On no medications and my cardiologist doesn’t want to see me until Feb. Feel very fortunate considering I had a pretty rough time with and after the surgery. All the best for those with upcoming surgery!