My two year OHS anniversary was several days ago. I often forget that I even had open heart surgery. I hope that provides comfort to those about to have surgery. The worst part was waiting to have surgery and the anxiety leading up to it. Follow the advice of the medical professionals that take care of you. If your hospital offers it, take the cardio rehab! It’s a great structured way to get back into shape. This group a great resource no matter where you are on your journey. All the best!
I had surgery for my "Aortic aneurysm and aortic valve replacement" via open chest surgery on September 27th. I am almost 6 weeks post surgery. My advice to others is to really attend to the post surgical care regimen and monitor your blood pressure, Temperature and heart rate.