Today is 9 weeks since my surgery. Recovering well and doing some light workouts. Sometime in the past two weeks I stopped getting tired in the afternoon. Looking forward to March 1st when I can start working out all the way again!
Does anyone else's heart beat really strong after having your aortic valve replaced? I went with the On-x valve and I rarely hear it tick...but my heart beats sooooo strong. I can take my pulse just by watching a clock and listening to my heart beat...no hands required. It's really quite annoying, especially at night. Thanks in advance.
Question for everyone. The worst pain I have had has nothing to do with my chest on drainage tubes holes. My worst pain...that aches constantly and keeps me awake often...is my right arm. Evidently they hit or damaged a nerve with an IV, and wow...it is uncomfortable. The surface of my skin is numb, but the inside actually throbs in pain. And if I reach for something, it feels like fire shooting throughout my arm. Has anybody experienced this and, if so, how long did it take to recover?
Have any of you ascending aorta aneurysm folks also had to have your innominate artery repaired? If so, how was the recovery? My surgery is in 10 days...just curious if or how the innominate repair changes the recovery. Thanks.
Any thoughts on mechanical valve verses tissue valve? I have known for years that I would one day have my aorta replaced...I always assumed it would be with a tissue valve. However, because I am 47 my doc recommends a mechanical valve. I don't relish the idea of taking coumadin forever. Thoughts?