I am home from the surgery. spent 2 days in cicu and 4 days in acute care. they had to repair part of the aortic arch along with the ascending aorta. they did an afib ablation while they were in there too. went under around 7 am and vaguely remember the breathing tube coming out around 10pm. 8 days post op and feeling run down but good. Have had some minor irregular and rapid heartbeats the last 2 days so that is being watched. I am sure glad to be on the other side.
Looks like every thing is on track for my Valentines day heart surgery. Ct scan is scheduled for February 1. pre=screening is Feburary 12 and surgery on February 14. Need to be at the hospital at 4:45am, that is very early for me!!
My name is Jerome and I have been in the waiting room for about 10 years. During that time my Bicuspid aortic valve and ascending aortic aneurysm has been monitored. The aortic valve reached severe stage about 2 years ago and I have been waiting for symptoms to start showing up. In the last 6 months symptoms have been getting worse and my cardiologist thought it was time to pursue surgery. Had a heart cath done and coronary arteries look good. I am meeting with a surgeon on the 24th of January to see where we go next. I have been wanting to get this over with for years but now that it is here, it is putting a little bit of stress into my life to say the least. I hope to post to this journal as a way to express my hopes and fears as a way to track this part of my journey thru heart surgery.