Had my follow up appointment yesterday! Had echo, chest X-ray, bloodwork and spoke with surgeon. Said tests results were excellent and keep improving! Now released from her and in 10 days I see my cardiologist! I can increase my activities like walking more, just listen to my body. I know it is still a slow process. Sadly it is recommended not to gather for Thanksgiving to protect me. I understand why since this pandemic is ramping up in areas. Still need to be cautious and smart. Can’t wait to be normal again, whatever that is! Anyway I give God the glory for my surgery and recovery going so well! Wishing the best to those facing surgery or recovering!
Recovery going well but slow. Tired but go for walks everyday when weather permits. I get INR checked once a week trying to get it up to 2. Still a little low so increases the dosage of warfarin. Only on it for 3 months. I have the Edwards inspires resilius valve. Anybody else have that one? Does your heart beat fast sometimes and then seem normal? I went back to see dr. and sounds like I have some a fib. Put me on another med to help. Trying to be patient for time I am fully recovered.
Surgery went very well! Already on ward and able to eat first meal. Had trouble with nausea but better now. Have to remember that I need help to maneuver around. Still weak of course and hurts to take a deep breath, especially when using the spirometer! Gotta keep it up. Praising God and hope to continue to slowly improve.
Well, it is time! Surgery scheduled for Oct. 27! I feel good about it and looking forward to get this behind and on road to recovery! Staying positive and trusting my surgeon! I am 69 and in great health. Managed to lose 25 lbs since January!
Has anyone had redness of skin when scratched or rubbed? It disappears after awhile. Could cause be anxiety? I am scheduled to have a heart cath on the 13th. Then I meet with surgeon to discuss when surgery will take place. Trying to stay calm. Also woke up last night with shaking. Crazy! Was able to calm down with walking and deep breathes.
Found this and was pleased. I will be facing valve replacement in near future.
I have a bicuspid valve and an aortic root aneurysm of 4.6 cm. Will have a stress test next week. I feel basically fine. Just would like to hear from others who have veen down this road. I trust God will be with me.