Just got back from 5 days at Disney. I was afraid to go. Didn't think I could do it. I had worked my way up to being out and about for five hours without getting wiped out. I had a scooter. I walked and rode. Sat in the shade when I needed. Enjoyed my trip very much. Things are getting much better. I am finally getting over being afraid I will fall over dead at any minute. Saw my counselor . Anxiety level is much better. Blessings to you all.
Now that I have read a lot on this site I think maybe I can go to sleep. Some times I just get too tired to sleep. Thanks for all you posters out there who take the time to face and write about all your cares and concerns. So many times they are the same things I am wondering about. Hang in there. God is on your side.
Just got back from Emory Midtown in Atlanta and Drs. Thourani and DeviReddy. Passed all tests. Doing great. Got orders for cardiac rehab. Am excited to get started in a week or two. Going to my house after Christmas. Can't wait to be on my own again. Daughter has been a true blessing. If I can get my energy back I will be fine. Thank you Jesus and my doctors and team. Blessings to you all.
Today is 4 weeks since I got my aortic valve replaced with TAVR. I'm doing great. I get tired some days. When my energy runs out it's gone. It's easy to overdo. My eyes have been doing this weird funny thing. Don't know if it's low blood sugar or something else. I've had detached retina before. it's nothing like that. Last night at the store I bought a candy bar and a bottle of water and rested. I was fine then. Now my daughter is making me go to the doctor for my eyes. On Monday and Tuesday next week I will be back at Emory with Dr Thourani and Dr. DeviReddy for my one month checkup. I'm ready to go home to my house. Hopefully the doctors will tell my daughter that I can go home. Otherwise I will just have to insist. I hope you are all doing well. Have a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. Deborah Hudson
Today was one week and one day since I had TAVR aortic valve replacement. I think all the medicine must have worn off by now. I was able to take short walks for the first five days after surgery. Now for the last three it seems I am shorter of breath. I read that some days are good and some days are not as good. I did not believe the thing about not doing laundry. I tried just a few pieces. Getting the wet clothing out of a great big washer was an issue. Putting the clothes in the dryer was trying. Havent done it again.
I cant sleep tonight. Don't know why. My body has gotten back on its schedule I was on before surgery. I should be asleep right now.
I absolutely detest the taste of salt. I have had turkey every year of my life for Thanksgiving. This year the turkey was detestable. So strange. Guess that is a good thing now.
My brain feels like it has come detached from my body. It seems it is floating like clouds. I am not worried about anything. I am simply at peace. Is this normal? Maybe I just gave up control and let God have it after I realized I couldn't do anything about what was happening any way.
I am amazed at how sweet my daughter has been to me. She took me to Atlanta. I am at her house. She is cooking, cleaning, shopping, everything for me. I am so touched. I do not want to be a burden on her. I try to keep my things picked up and put away.
I am really pale. I went to the grocery store today and rode the granny cart. It was good to get out. We had a list or I would have had to leave and sit in the car.
Just wondering is all this normal stuff that will pass? Will my brain remain turned off for life?
I just realized that I can put in the emails of my friends and they can see my progress and send me messages. How cool!!! I should have watched the intro video the first thing. Oh well. Thanks Adam for making this possible.
I am scheduled for aortic valve replacement on November 17th 2016. I'm getting scared now. I know God is with me. I will be fine. It's just the waiting is starting to weigh on me. Any suggestions for how I make it through this last week before my surgery.