Six months after OHS, I am doing wonderfully!! I finished 12 weeks of cardio rehab and it gave me the courage to do a lot of things! My question to you is that I'm having lots of muscle pain in my back between my shoulder blades. My chiropractor said it could be from the OHS and the muscles healing.... Is anyone else feeling this discomfort?
Had my mitral valve repaired last Tuesday, the 7th. Still in hospital because blood pressure went up so I need to regulate it before I leave. Another problem that just recently appeared is a very stabbing pain under my right breast under the rib cage. Surgeon seems to think it's inflamed from the surgery. Has anyone else had this problem?
So strange to see my name listed as upcoming surgeries! I think my family & friends are more apprehensive than I am about this surgery. Of course, I'm concerned about the recovery but from this website, I do feel confident that it just takes time to heal and I'll be fine... Just hoping that I'm bringing everything I might need to the hospital... I will have all my electronic chargers, ear plugs!, and pjs. Any suggestion of something you found useful would be appreciated! Thank you and good luck & prayers to all of you!
Hi Everyone! I have to say it has been a positive thing for me to see all the journeys and successful stories of people having open heart surgery! I am being admitted to the hospital on Feb 6th, having an angiogram... and then OHS on the 7th to repair a mitral valve. When I met with my surgeon, the one thing that concerned me about recovery was he said I can't lift anything heavy. That's fine... I'm retired, no children around (well, over 14+ lb cats) and have a husband who will take good care of me. Please don't laugh but I'm wondering about sneezing.... I sneeze very hard and the surgeon had told me lifting something too heavy could rip a stitch! Has anyone ever ripped a stitch? Also, I have a pacemaker. He said that's of no concern... Easy for him to say LOL Just need comforting thoughts I guess....