Today marks one year and 8 days since my AVR operation. I feel blessed that so many people have supported me during these challenging times. For people preparing for such an operation, I will tell you this; time will heal everything. You have to be patie
Update posted on...
October 16, 2020
Can someone with an ON-X aortic valve replacement have an MRI normally?
9 months post surgery and I am feeling superb!
I have lost 9kg of fat and gained muscle. My INR levels are stable and I got through a dentist session yesterday!
I workout 5 times per week and walk 10K steps per day. Never give up and always remembe
Heart beat "skips" - Heart Palpitations
Journal posted on April 15, 2020
For the past two days I have experienced heart palpitations and in some cases I felt like fainting. At some points my heart beat shot up from 54 to 115 and back down again. My doctor told me that it's probably due to stress (work, too much coffee, dehydration)
Almost 6 months after on-x aortic heart valve replacement
I had a "feeling" these past few days that something was abnormal. My last INR test was on February 1st with a value of 2.33 (all normal).
After going for a INR test yesterday, I found out today that the value had dropped to 1.4 (not good).
This past month I have been eating more veggies and working out (compared to the previous month).
Anyone had any similar problems/experiences? I wonder if and how a low INR affects the ON-X valve.
I experienced some numbness in my left leg yesterday (for about 30 seconds) and some numbness in my left-hand fingers should I be worried? I am almost 4 months post operation and lift light weights and jog a bit.
I am at the point of considering lightweight workouts and frequent cardio. It seems like whenever I go for a run my legs are more sore than usual and for longer periods of time. I think it might be due to the Warfarin I am taking.
I have also noticed that I hear a very loud clicking sound every now and then, really annoying and sometimes awkward. I also have a pinching feeling the left side of my back when inhaling.
Anyone experienced/ing anything similar?
After at least two weeks of walking 5-6km per day, I decided to jog a bit. I took a ten minute walk to warm up and then jogged for about 1km. It felt really good and I am sure I can job more when my strength comes back.
Ps. I have been sleeping much better these days
Two months ago I had my OHS to replace my aortic valve and part of the ascending aorta. Today I feel good, walking around 5-6km per day, no shortness of breath, i still can't inhale deeply and i can sleep on my side (which is awesome). Regarding OHS scars, does anyone have any suggestions for healing?
Week 7 post-surgery - I can almost yawn normally and breath deeply (hear my heart bump my chest when deep breathing).
I am taking 10mg of Warfarin daily and my INR is at 2.52 (test date: 7/12/19)
Walking at a very fast pace (9:30 minutes per Km) and covering 5km per day.