Five weeks after surgery and I am still in rehab. A few setbacks, but I think I may be over the hump. I needed to have fluid removed from my lungs twice. Also ended up with a hemorrhagic nosebleed which landed me in the ER. Please pray that I have an uneventful weekend so I can get home!
Surgery on he 21st went well. Needed to be wheeled back in due to bleeding but it is under control. Anticipating moving to a rehab near home this week, since I am still having dizziness and pressure issues. One day at a time
I just came back from my pre-op for my May 20 cath lab date and my May 21 date with the surgeon. All went well, except for the initial lab tech who was a bit surly and I don't think has ever smiled in her life. Good news from the anesthesiologist--he noted that my heart was relatively strong and that I was on the "right end of the bell curve" of patients he has seen. Praying that all will go well.
Well, after dealing with the insurance quagmire, my surgery is approved! I will be travelling to Mass General to have my tricuspid valve repaired/replaced and a few other retreads done. Surgery date at the heart spa is May 21.
Anyone have experience having surgery for Ebstein's at Massachusetts General Hospital? I have been followed there since I was a teen, but am getting more nervous that I am at the right place as the date approaches.
At 57, I am having my first OHS for Ebstein's Anomaly. Any suggestions on how to manage the pre-op stress? I have faith in the surgery, but t he thought of waking up with all those tubes is a bit disconcerting!