August 10, 2014. It is hard to believe it has been over three months since my open heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic. I feel blessed to have had the option to seek care at CC. Dr. Eric Roselli was my surgeon and did an excellent job. Thank God for my husband's great health insurance which made it all possible.
Since my surgery, I have had a few bouts of A-fib and most recently PVC's. I was taken off Amiodarone a little over a month ago in preparation for wearing a month-long monitor. Depending on what the monitor shows, I may have to undergo an ablation in a couple of months.
The heart surgery itself was no walk in the park, but the wonderful staff and doctors made it very doable and manageable. To recap, I had the David Procedure. Aortic valve repair, implanted Dacron graft to repair an ascending aortic aneurysm, and rerouting of my coronary arteries. I believe the worst part for me has been the Afib. Afib is quite common after heart surgery. It can occur for several months after open heart surgery of any kind from what I've read and been told.
My nights are the worst...hard to rest with arrythmias. It is my prayer that ablatin and meds can cure them. I, like all my fellow heart surgery friends, wants peace of mind and a return to good health so that we can continue to live life to the fullest with our family and friends.