Well I had an unfortunate bump in the road today - I got in a little fender bender on the way to my first cardiac rehab class... needless to say, I missed that appointment, and I have some car repairs coming, but at least I didn’t end up in the ER. I am fine, just a little shaken and disappointed to miss my class. :(
Did anyone else have to wait to start beta blockers after their surgery? My docs wanted to start them in the hospital, but my Blood pressure was too low. They want me on both a beta blocker and an ACE inhibitor, so we have to tip toe through getting them on board... I think the only thing in my power to help is to stay hydrated and keep trying to eat (most food still tastes funny). Suggestions?
Here is the mobile version of Deena’s pillow fort... kept me nice and comfy for my 3 hour drive home.
Update posted on...
April 25, 2021
I am so glad to have surgery done! Day of surgery went very well - felt great. Day after surgery I had a nasty drop in blood pressure and all of the meds they gave me pretty much knocked me out - didn’t even open my eyes unless told to for pretty much the entire day. Next day was soooo much better and my “dark day” didn’t even affect my discharge date. So glad to be home. ;)
Surgery is done and went we’ll - I highly recommend the nerve block - surgery was over this afternoon and did not take any pain meds til 6pm. What everyone says is true - waiting is the worst part. Thank you everyone for everything! Apologies to all
Update posted on...
April 20, 2021
Well I spent all weekend hanging out with my adult children - it was wonderful to have them all home for a visit. Today I finished all the pre-op stuff - all I have left is the fancy hibicleans soap shower... I’m waiting on a couple of family members and then we’ll go for a nice dinner. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be to get this party started... Many thanks to all on this site who have offered such helpful advice and encouragement. You are all wonderful people!
T minus 10 days til go time for me - I can feel the tension level rising... Any suggestions for keeping the anxiety at bay? I have a few things at work that I need to get wrapped up before I go - between it getting harder to concentrate and my poor energy levels, I am finding it hard to get anything done...
A fiend of mine sent me a copy of Adam’s book when he heard I needed valve surgery. Someone had done the same for him and he wanted to pay it forward. The book just arrived - I’m already halfway through and took a break from reading to check out this group. Very impressive! I am so thankful for such a wonderful resource!