Numbness around a scar. How long will it last? I had robotic mitral valve repair may 3rd ‘21. I have lots of little scars on my right side. The area of numbness is in between all the scars and around it. Anything you can do to help to get the feeling back sooner?
And another scar- related question: any creams help with fading? Thanks!!
Can’t wait for my echo this Friday!! I had robotic mitral valve repair a month ago, and when they did an echo in the hospital, I wasn’t really with it. After looking at a leaky valve for 20 years, I want to see my new and improved ❤️ Hoping to get cleared for cardiac rehab also.
4 weeks post op. Slept great last night! I have no trouble falling asleep, but constantly wake up around 2 or 3 AM. Then, can’t fall asleep again. The trick? Take Melatonin 3 or 6 mg when you wake up at 2 or 3, and not when you go to bed. A game changer for me!!
I was born with mitral regurgitation. However, in the early days, it was recognized as an “extra healthy heart, pumping hard.” So, that’s how I lived my life, until 2020. My doctor ordered an echo, and that was it. No “extra healthy heart” but severe mitral regurgitation. No symptoms, but was never able to do endurance sports. After raising 3 kids, figured it was finally time for me to get this surgery off my list. May 3, 2021. Cleveland clinic, dr Gillinov. I am blessed. What amazing doctors, nurses and staff. I am so grateful to all off them. Of course dr Gillinov, my Croatian anesthesiologist (he programmed great dreams during surgery!) and many nurses.
So far, My body felt better before surgery, but my heart is running noticeably smoother. I get my heart rate up, and my heart is not jumping out of my chest. Totally amazing feeling!! ❤️