After my surgery, the doctor came in and said the repair went as planned. Everything looked great. I was moved from "ICU" on Saturday the 31st. Even got to watch the Hogs on tv Saturday. I was doing great, up walking , doing my breathing, building strength.
On Sunday morning, the doctors' nurse practitioner came in and asked if I was ready to go home! Yes of course! She said that was the plan. She then listened to my heart and got a strange look on her face. She said she would be back with the doctor for final say so.
Well, in the mean time I called my parents and told them not come down, that we might be headed their way.
The doctor came and listened a minute. Then he ordered an echo.I knew then something was wrong. He told me the murmur was back and wanted to see it.
During the echo, I could hear the murmur. Sounded as bad as before. Guess what second surgery planned for Wednesday Sept. 4th.
Apparently my own tissue was too worn out to make repair hold up and work. As you can imagine, we went from highest of highs, to lowest of lows.
Too make long story short, they went in second time and replaced valve with pig tissue, and all is well. I went home yesterday and am doing great.
It has been quite a ride!
This is really happening. Wow. Looks like surgery on Wednesday the 28th. Next week. Just a little nervous about this.
I wonder if I will be able to watch the Razorbacks play Sat. the 31st? Will I feel like watching them? Will I even care? Who knows?