13 months post op for a mitral valve repair and a bypass. Back on the table today for 2 more stints. 5 stints, 1 bypass and a repaired mitral valve later I'm still ticking. It's amazing how much better my breathing is already. My wife calls me the bionic man and says I'll live to be 100. Spending my night in hospital but will be on my couch at 3 tomorrow for the Bearcats / Alabama game. Go Cincy. Remember what I always say - KEEP MOVING. Thanks Dr Rangaswamy for keeping me moving.
10 months since OHS and feeling great. Just a side note. Ritchie Faulkner of Judas Priest had an aortic aneurysm explode on stage and was rushed to UL Rudd Heart and Lung Center (my amazing hospital) and saved by the greatest heart surgeon ever Dr Sidharth Pahwaw (my surgeon). If you live close to Louisville and need heart surgery then you're in luck because you have these first rate people. Good luck to those preparing for surgery. You'll do great. To those in recovery and beyond, keep moving.
6 months ago today, the amazing Dr. Pahwa at University of Louisville heart center, preformed OHS to repair my mitral valve and do a single bypass. I feel fantastic! Finished cardiac rehab last week and I'm so glad I took advantage of the opportunity to attend. Bought a stationery bike and had a treadmill and will continue work my program at home. Back to working in yard with this great weather returning.
Thanks to Adam for organizing this spectacular community. This community literally got me through the fear of mortality. I also utilized all the great videos on the site. Thank you all.
By the way, my goal was to get back on the golf course. I played yesterday and it was like I never stopped. I wish everyone a successful surgery and quick recovery.
8 weeks ago I was worried about coming out of surgery. I spent a week on this site and I felt better entering surgery, MVR and CBP ( 1 ). 7 weeks post-op today and I can't believe how good I feel, which I didn't expect. I logged 4 miles, walking, on Wednesday. Started rehab this week which I'm so excited about. My goal is to end up in better shape than I was before all of this. Good luck and thanks to my heart warrior brothers and sisters. Keep Moving!
4 weeks ago I had my mitral valve repair and single bypass. I was so scared. I am so grateful for Adam and the rest of my heart warriors. This site made me feel so much better entering surgery. My healing has been remarkable, other than arm pit soreness. I'm breathing better than I have in years. I'm walking about 2 miles a day. I received so much support here and would recommend that anyone having a heart procedure, join the community. I hope everyone is doing well who's in recovery. Those with a scheduled procedure I want to say lean on us for support. You'll do great
Today was my 3 week follow up. Muscle and collarbone pain is about all I have left. Dr. said I was doing fantastic. Going to start cardiac rehab in a couple more weeks. Have to get ready for the golf course. Thanks to Dr Pahwa and his amazing University of Louisville staff. Haven't breathed this well in years.