I am four weeks post op Jan. 4. I start rehab on the second. I know that will be a challenge with the past two spinal fusions I had the past two Decembers. ( No more December surgeries for me. ) But I must get back in shape in spite of leg pain. I am hoping strength will be my friend for my heart and legs. Right now I am still dealing with insomnia and a sore chest. I am not taking pain pills but using tylenol. I see a PA Jan. 4 because my cardiologist is on vacation. I have to wait until the 24th to see him. I wish I'd see him sooner but I guess he does deserve a vacation for all his hard work. The 8th I have an xrays and echo and then see my surgeon. I hope my sturnum looks good because everything else has gone so well thus far. I don't like feeling sore so I worry about the stunum. There is no grating just sore muscles. That is where I am at this point. I hope you all have a great 2018.
I'm on metoprolol and lisinopril. Doctor took me off lisinopril because of brain fog, clamminess, and cold feet. Because of the holiday I went back on it because BP was going up again. Didn't have high BP prior to surgery. Has anyone had this problem with lisinopril?
I go to my cadiologist Jan2. Unfortunately he is on vacation so will see a PA. Hope to get this resolved. Also, no sleep. Clonazapam doesn't carry me through the night , so I awaken between 4 and 5 AM. Something to do with left heart bundle slowing since surgery and heart beat. Was going to try Ambient but decided not to. Calling today for amitriptiline. Does this work for you? Gosh, so tired today. Eager to get everything set up again.
Heading into week 2 of AVR/ascending aorta replacement. Feeling good. Time to call about heart rehab. This is my second go. Very emotional. Still. But, oh, what the surgical team has done for me. I'm alive and with my husband and little maltese. So why the tears?
For the women getting surgery. I am having my second aortic valve along with a ascending aortic repair and bypass of my rare cavus vein on December 8, 2017. I ran across compression bras on the Internet and wonder if they worth purchases for use post surgery. My hospital doesn't use them. Do any use them? Have any of you had any experience with them? Please let me use soon as I would like to know what brands are worth the money if any and would like to get them ordered. Thank you for all your help.