I am11months post surgery -aortic valve replacement and 2 bypasses. I have been mostly sedentary since surgery. Now I am suffering from weak back muscles. I have no pain when I am sitting, but sometimes when i stand for a few minutes, my back feels weak and crampy and I have to sit down. Has anyone else experienced anything like this?
I am almost 4 months post surgery and I still get so very tired. I feel good otherwise, but I am just exhausted by the end of the day. I don't have a lot on me as far a responsibilities, thank goodness. Anybody else have this problem?
I had my aortic valve replaced and two bypasses done on June 28th, about 15 weeks ago. I feel fine except I have no stamina! I get so tired. If I go grocery shopping, I am just exhausted. Will this ever go away? This tiredness is what took my to the cardiologist in the first place. I'd really appreciate hearing from any of you about this.
Just wondering if any of you have not done cardio rehab. Do you feel it really makes a difference? I am into the second month and, while I can go longer on the recumbent bike, it doesn't seem to carry over into my everyday life. I still get winded if I go grocery shopping or just having to walk any distance at all. Also, when I do go to rehab, they do monitor my heart. They check my blood pressure occasionally, weight on Mondays,etc. Then I just get on the treadmill or the bike and kind of do my on thing. I set the length, intensity, etc. on the machines. Just doesn't seem like it is worth the 30 minute drive X 2 X 3 days a week.
Tomorrow it will be 12 weeks since I had my aortic valve replaced and two arteries bypassed. I am feeling very well. I can tell I am much better because I have a couple of unimportant questions to ask, but this is where I am at this point. Is it safe for me to get in a hot tub? We will be visiting a relative that has one and I don't know if I can use it. Also, I had a sternotomy and, as typical, I have a swelling at the top of where the incision was made. Does this ever go away and, if so, about how long does it take? Hopefully, these less serious questions will be encouraging to those of you who are still in the first few weeks of recovery. One other thing I would like to ask is does anyone else hate cardio rehab as much as I do? I just hate to exercise! Does anyone have any suggestions to help me feel better about exercising? Thanks all.
I am so grateful for this site. I wish I had known about it before my surgery. For those of you who have upcoming surgeries, we are all there for you and pulling for you every step of the way. What a wonderful group!
I have a flu shot question. My GP gave me a regular flu shot in September. I am almost 70. Now I am afraid that I should have been given the flu shot for older people and at a later date. I am wondering if I can still get the stronger flu shot even if I have had the regular one. I still also need the pneumonia shots and I hear that there is a special order that they should be given to you. Can anyone enlighten me? Goodness knows I don't need flu or pneumonia after heart valve surgery! Thanks in advance.
Eleven weeks plus post surgery. I feel really good. I am doing cardio rehab three days a week. I hope it helps with my stamina as it is still not where I want it to be. This week I exercised for about a total of 2 hours. I am not loving exercise but am sure that it is good for me so I will push on.
I see many of you will be going to Cleveland Clinic for your surgery. If you have a family member or friend staying with you in your room at night, they do have futons to sleep on, but they were very uncomfortable. My husband, Ron, bought from Target a foam bed topper (looks like an egg crate) which he swears made his nights much more comfortable. Also ask the staff if they can "bundle" some of the things they need to check at night. When they did that, we got much more sleep.
Hi everyone. I am now 10 weeks post op and I wanted to share that I am feeling really good. I have been going to cardio rehab and I think it is boosting my confidence. Everyone hang in there and we will all get through this. So grateful for this site.
Yesterday when I was on this site, there was a woman who was having so much pain and trouble. I guess I am not good at negotiating this site, but I really wanted to keep up with her. I am hoping she is better today. I remember that she had robotic surgery at CC and she was not getting any pain relief. Could someone help me figure out how to find her on here? Thank you all so much.
After 8 weeks post surgery, I finally feel like I am almost back to normal. I still need to build up my stamina, but otherwise, I feel pretty good. My appetite is back which might not be such a good thing!
Recuperation from OHS to Replace Aortic Valve plus two bypas
Journal posted on August 2, 2016
Today it has been five weeks since my surgery. I am struggling in my recovery. I think I might be depressed. I wasn't in the greatest shape when I underwent surgery. I was inactive and overweight. Perhaps I could be progressing more quickly if I had been more physically fit. One of my biggest complaints is that I am constantly having dry mouth. Also, my appetite is not back to normal. I know that all of this will get better and I am probably a little impatient.