There has been progress. Showering, dressing getting in and out of bed and being comfortable in bed. Stronger, breathing easier, walking more. The kitchen is still a hard place as is doing laundry. Also, I have had a high heart rate. This morning it went to 108bpm. They doubled the metropolol to 50 mg. I hope it works. Hoping that everyone waiting for surgery and recovering are doing well!
10 days post op and with all the complications pain fluid retention etc I just realized how misshaped I am. I have a full ropy sternotomy. I will small before but now they are missing off to the side. Anybody?
I have been twitching while trying to fall asleep. I don’t know if it’s a side affect from a medication. Also twice for a few seconds I’ve had double vision caused by light. Not my typical migraine aura. 10 days post op. Anybody?
Surgery was successful. ICU 2 nights. Then step down floor. Irregular heart beat so added metrprol and amiodone. Blood volume was low at 7 so added unit of blood. All along breathing difficulties. Found much fluid in lungs. Aspirated a liter in each lung! Belly very distentended. If belly gets better and fluid stays out of lungs can I go home tomorrow? Upside getting stronger and being waited on! Hope everyone is doing well!
The pain has been better today. Haven’t needed narcotics since yesterday. Have been breathless. Heart rate is not in sinus and higher rate. 80s
90s. Giving me meds to try to bring sinus rythym back. Don’t like every nurse tell me it’s anxiety. I know anxiety for me this is not it.
I will have a sternotomy when they replace my mitral valve. My sternom has an elevated bone protruding across just under collar bone. I am conerned that this will be harder for recovery. Has anyone had experience with this. Hope everyone is doing well! Thank you.