I am most grateful for the extended life. I do feel different however. I have not gotten my full energy back but perhaps that is age related. (68 and counting ) My mitral valve is leaking at a moderate level and my blood pressure is low. I recently was taken off all blood pressure medication which I had taken for 20 years pre surgery of my aortic valve replacement .
I thought I was as fully recovered but sustaining energy is a continuing problem.
I believe each day is a gift so working to appreciate what is and not what was.
I send support to those who anticipate surgery and those who are post surgery . I wish you peace of mind and a full joyful heart.
I had an aneurysm repair and aortic valve replacement one year ago. I had been doing very well. Now it is discovered that I have a moderate mitral valve regurgitation. Anyone else had this series of events . Thanks
For those awaiting surgery I send encouragement and support. One year later it feels as if my surgery was very long ago .
We are blessed to have doctors with the knowledge and skills for these surgeries.
I am still a bit tired but overall very good. I wish you the same or better. Happy Holidays
In January the day deemed the cyclone blizzard I had an aortic valve replacement and a repaired aneurysm. 4 months later I am doing extremely well at my gentle age of 67. After 2 weeks I started to feel “normal” if there is such a health state and after 2 months I was rolling along. For those about to undergo surgery I send “heartfelt” good wishes and words of encouragement. The nervousness or fear can be a motivator to follow a cardio rehab program and stay the course of a healthy lifestyle after surgery. My very best to you
Anyeurysm r paired and aortic valv replaced.
Seven days later and. Am home. Thankful for excellent medical professionals and support team of friends and family. It was not as bad as I envisioned but individual moments were frightening. Moving forward. Continue to ne d support . A lot better of f rehab ahead
The long wait that will pass so quickly in a few years.
Journal posted on December 22, 2017
As with most things in life, time is slow until you look back and then it is a wiz....My surgery is January 4th, 2018 and it feels like forever to get there. But at 66 I know that memories of years past have gone at lightening speed.. I am so anxious to read this post after 4 months.. May 2018 be a hurricane of good recovery..
On January 4th , I will have an aortic valve replacement and an aortic repair. I am feeling positive about this surgery. I have known for 30 years some day I would need this surgery so no surprise. Sometimes when I read the posts, I wonder if I am too naive about what is possible to come.