One year ago today I had open heart surgery. It's hard to believe. I'm doing great. I feel good. I'm playing tennis again.
I'm so very thankful for your prayers and encouragement one year ago for me and my family.
"Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all."
1 Chronicles 29:11
What BP meds were you placed on right after surgery? Are they working? Any side effects?
Did heart surgery fix your BP so you don't have to take meds anymore?
I was on Metoprolol (25mg in the morning, 25mg at night) after surgery. It worked great...kept my BP down...no side effects. at 8 weeks I was taken off Metoprolol. My BP immediately went up. Was placed on Losartan (12.5mg). It didn't work. Increased to 25 mg...still didn't work...and my Creatinine went up. Just went off that and back to Metoprolol...and it seems to be working. I was hoping that the surgery would resolve my high BP...Ugh!
I'm curious as to how many in my OHS family would have gone back to work earlier, later or no change? I think I read from Adam that he was out for 8 weeks but if he had been able to do so would have been out 12 weeks. I was out for 8 and wish I could have stayed out for 12.