I want to mention the wonderful HEART WALK IN DC yesterday on National Mall. thousands attended, many groups including families with adorable children and dogs. Great dancing and music also on the stage, jumping and jiving got everyone moving to the beat
Great day for Heart survivors and their friends and family.
p.s. also wanted to mention that my headache problem which existed for years has greatly decreased, how wonderful, normally I would wake up late in evening with headache take 1/2 excedrin for migraine or stronger med if needed, post surgery 6 weeks I've only had 2 headaches.
I mentioned this to my cardiologist, she said she had never heard of this before, I will relate it to the surgeon's nurse practitioner, does this mean that the headaches were related to vascular or valve/heart problem?
I am recovering from AVR at a good pace, stellar surgery by surgeon Dr.Alan Speir and his associates at Inova Fairfax hospital in Falls Church, VA
was able to have the mini-sternotomy which attributed to fast recovery; saw cardiologist in Arlington,VA other day, she was very impressed at seeing my EKG, heart function looks better, will have ECHO in a month.
I plan to attend Cardio Rehab classes and look forward to it
will now go for 40 minute walk in this lovely weather before the torrid heat sets in
Thank you to all my brothers and sisters and most of all Adam for providing us with this marvelous site to exchange ideas and encourage us to move forward, patience and diligence in our triumphs and losses
God Bless everyone
I must be the denses female, had problems updating my journal , finally saw the Control panel
TOMORROW MORNING IS LIFT OFF DAY, Surgery scheduled for 7am Fairfax Inova hospital, surgeon is world renown( just kidding) Dr. Allan Speir
Thank you to all my heart ticker friends and I hope to God I survive this without too much suffering
thanks to everyone for your prayers and kind thoughtful wishes for a good recovery
p.s hope I can return to high mountains of Colorado, God's country
this may sound weird but suddenly the thought of ripping open my sternum has brought me a new found love for my treasured sternum, I touch the bone on top and tell it I love it and it has been a devoted friend for years, I believe they reattach the sternum with stainless steel imbedded in the bone
I am reading Adam Pick's book, my favorite quote from a Brit, Former valve surgery patient quote: Sue Monks (U.K.)
"Don't be frightened. If you die during the surgery you are not going to know anything about it. And, if you don't have the surgery you are going to die anyways. So, there is no point worrying about it!"
thanks to everyone and God Bless you with a good recovery, let us all hope our country will recover as well as we will during this tumultuous period, I think it strange that none of my cardiologist or two surgeons mentioned the cons of this surgery, yet the book states that before the surgery they inform you of the dangers
I've delayed this surgery for four plus years so time to get it done