Started cardiac rehab on Friday......St. Paddys Day. It felt so good to move and be active all under the watchful eye of the staff and of course the heart monitor. I was worried I would send my heart back into AFib, that is an irrational fear! But all was fine. Felt tired afterwards, but oh, what a good tired. I feel like I'm really on recovery road! Yippppeeee!
So, it's been a month since my minimally invasive AVR. Had an episode of AFib a week and a half ago, spent 3 days in the hospital. Felt like I was doing pretty good with recovery until the afib episode. Doubled my beta blockers, all other meds the same.
I feel exhausted ALL the time. And it feels like my heart is bruised. When I cough it hurts, take a deep breath it hurts. And it feels like it's beating so hard. Wanted to be feeling great by now. Hope to start rehab on Friday. Any thought or insights would be so appreciated.
Good morning. We have been in Cleveland since Saturday. Spent Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Clinic for pre-op testing. All testing is now complete. Which means all systems are a go for Monday's surgery. Just waiting to hear what time I have to be at the hospital. Met with Dr. Johnston, he's great. We decided on a tissue valve. I guess the processing of it all starts now. Hadn't quite seemed real up to this point, but I guess my chest is really going to be opened and my valve replaced. Yikes! Any thoughts/ideas of things I might want/need in the hospital would be very much appreciated.